2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Thursday, September 22 • 09:30 - 10:00
Benign tycoons: A look at the regions's most powerful media bosses

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This session will try to identify some powerful media bosses in the Southeast Asia region. The presentation will cover Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. As it turns out, media bosses in this region (except in Singapore) also own non-media businesses and also wield substantial political power. This session will try to find the correlation between those factors. Media should be a watchdog, however in these countries they serve as a tool to bolster the image of their owners in the public domain. 

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Jessica Damiana

Journalism Student, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN)
Jessica Damiana is a journalism student at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN). She has represented Indonesia at the World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki, Finland. She is quite active on social media and can be reached @jemidamiana.

Thursday September 22, 2016 09:30 - 10:00 PDT

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