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CAPITALISM VS BUSINESS ETHICS IN INDONESIA’S TELEVISION BROADCASTING

Rendra Widyatama
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Rendra Widyatama: Károly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business - Communication Department, University of Debrecen, Hungary; University of Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2018, issue 16, 27-35

Abstract: Generally, in every country, there is supervision of the television broadcasting system. In Indonesia, all television broadcasting is supervised by the Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia/KPI (Indonesian Broadcasting Commission). This commission oversees broadcast television, to ensure all TV broadcasts in Indonesia comply with government regulations. Often the KPI imposes sanctions, but frequent violations still occur. This article describes the results of research on the contradiction between business interests and ethics in the television industry in Indonesia. This study uses the method of evaluation research, where researchers analyze data, here in the form of sanctions documents released by broadcasting commissions. The results reveal that all national private television stations often violate regulations. They prioritize their business interests rather than follow broadcasting guidelines, especially since KPI does not have the full authority to grant and revoke a broadcasting license. The granting and revocation of permits remains under the authority of the government, where political lobbying plays a more significant role.

Keywords: Television Business; Capitalism; Business Ethics; Broadcasting License; Broadcasting Guidelines (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 L50 L82 M20 P12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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