Role of Local Mass Media Control of Regional Governance in Indonesia (Case Study in East Nusa Tenggara)

  •  Jonas Klemens Gregorius Dori Gobang    
  •  Frans Salesman    


Background. Decentralization of the authority to manage government and regional development has been regulated in Law Number 32 of 2014 concerning Regional Government. However, in its implementation there are many deviations found in the form of corruption of local officials causing a loss of quality in human resources. The researcher tried to reveal the role of local mass media to control local governance so that its implementation did not cause corruption in the development budget carried out by regional government officials. Method and material. Using qualitative analysis of news texts published by local mass media with and content of corrupt behavior of regional officials in East Nusa Tenggara Province. Various secondary data is used to supplement this research information. Respondents of journalists and local media editor in chief. Results. Local media coverage revealed 100 regional heads were arrested and convicted of corruption. The impact of the worsening social conditions in the East Nusa Tenggara the high prevalence of stunting is 40.30%; 2,669 infants with malnourished babies, 1,142,790 poor people (21.35%) in 2018. Conclusion. It has been punished by regional officials who are perpetrators of corruption as a result of local media coverage. Corruption has a systemic impact on decreasing the quality of human resources in East Nusa Tenggara.

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