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News article2 March 20211 min read

Broadcasters take on internet content distribution in Indonesia

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).

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Publication date
2 March 2021