An interesting court case in Indonesia aims to answer the question, has the internet in effect replaced broadcasting? Indonesia’s Broadcast Law uses a broad definition of what broadcasting is. As in many other countries it aims to manage the number of broadcasting organizations, issue expensive licenses and control content. There is a Ministerial department and a Broadcasting Commission overseeing them. There are restrictions on foreign ownership, rules on content, advertising and must-carry rules (which means certain local content must be shown).
- Publication date
- 2 March 2021