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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 2275-2279
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2275.2279  
Communication Sovereignty: Indonesia Commercial Television Case
Abstract: Discourse of sovereignty is an important concern amid globalization and development of information and communication technology. Broadcast media become a spotlight in public sovereignty because it uses public frequencies of electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum is regarded as an absolute state sovereignty controlled by the state, on the other side, globalization force the electromagnetic spectrum open to public and it has been commercialized. Globalization allows and interferes the local broadcast industry for Foreign ownership, content, media workers and technology. This study proposes and discusses about the measurement that could give the portion of the sovereignty on broadcast industry as a part of communication sovereignty. Two of commercial televisions have been chosen according to the annual report that could be found in the official website of television. By using a convergent parallel mixed methods design this study reveals that the chosen commercial televisions give low portion on communication sovereignty for Indonesia.
How to cite this article:
Irwansyah , 2017. Communication Sovereignty: Indonesia Commercial Television Case. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 2275-2279.
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2275.2279