Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Two books about the media and Indonesia

CJR November/December 2005: Ideas and Reviews — Books

Here is a review of two new books, one the memoirs of a foreign correspondent during the overthrow of Suharto, Richard Parry's In the Time of Madness, and Janet Steele's Wars Within: The Story of Tempo. Tempo is the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Le Monde of Indonesia, a weekly magazine since 1971, twice banned by Suharto. According to Steele's book, during those days they published an internet version, but it was a cover for the real magazine which was circulated clandestinely by cells of guerrilla journalists.

Tempo's English language website is here.


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