Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, ICSS 2019, 5-6 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

News Reflection on Presidential Decree Related to Migrant Workers as Ideological Practice of Global Capitalism in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292513,
        author={Rahmat  Tunny and Henni  Gusfa},
        title={News Reflection on Presidential Decree Related to Migrant Workers as Ideological Practice of Global Capitalism in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, ICSS 2019, 5-6 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={news foreign labor capitalism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292513}
    }
    
  • Rahmat Tunny
    Henni Gusfa
    Year: 2020
    News Reflection on Presidential Decree Related to Migrant Workers as Ideological Practice of Global Capitalism in Indonesia
    ICSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292513
Rahmat Tunny1,*, Henni Gusfa1
  • 1: Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia
*Contact email: rahmatbinayyub@gmail.com

Abstract

Public policies contained in Presidential Regulation No. 20 in 2018 concerning migrant workers issued by President Joko Widodo trigger pros and cons in the development of the global economy and international politics. This study aimed to dismantle the purpose behind Presidential Regulation on migrant workers and the practice of global capitalist ideology through news on online media, particularly Detik.com, Kompas.com and Tempo.co from April to May 2018. The theories used in this Norman Fairclough's principles [1]. The method used in this study was a critical paradigm through Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis. The analysis unit of this research was the news about the Presidential Regulation on migrant workers. The results of this study indicated several points. The Government did not dispute the presence of migrant workers from China. There were political interests between the Government and Chinese investors. The media industry applied a global capitalist ideology and a global business model based on international political interests that were more on the scope of the Asia Pacific region. The role of the media, in which at the current condition, supported the policy of the Presidential Regulation on Migrant workers through media report loaded with political interests reflected by policies supports issued by Jokowi.