Media has long been the watchdog in a democratic government, providing essential truth and information not only to inform the society of what is going in in the world but also constructing public consent through meaning that the media represented. However, media industrialization turned the used of media in the society into a tool of conglomeration and moreover, a tool to exercise power and hegemony. This research aims to see how media representation presented a violent event, the tunnel collapse in Freeport’s mine, Papua on May 14th, 2013. The media selected are, and representing international, national and local discourse. The research used media analysis as the method to observe how the media portrayed the tunnel collapse. There are six news articles and 3 images from; five news articles and four images from; and 10 news articles and 8 images from that will be the primary data of this research. Those articles and images taken from the first two days of the event and will be scrutinized by using Framing and Focalization as analytical tools and hence analysed with the theoretical framework of media representation and media relation with economic and political interest.

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Keywords Media analysis, media industrialization,,,, Papua, Freeport, Indonesia
Thesis Advisor Zarkov, Dubravka
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Series Social Justice Perspectives (SJP)
Pakpahan, Ruth Damai Hati. (2017, March 31). Contestation on freeport, Papua and Indonesia scrutinizing media representation by,, and Social Justice Perspectives (SJP). Retrieved from