The number of newspapers and magazines
circulating throughout the country at present is
approximately seven million a day. There are dailies,
weeklies, fortnightly, weekly magazines, quarterly
magazines, monthly magazines and bulletins.
There are English-language dailies
in Jakarta. Radio Republik Indonesia, the national
radio network has stations throughout the archipelago,
with the main station in Jakarta. There are "Nusantara"
coordinating stations, besides regional and district
Apart from the state-controlled
stations there are almost many privates stations,
commercial and non- commercial. The orbiting
communications satellite has made it possible to
spread the television network to cover most areas of
Entirely state-controlled, there is
one channel run by the government and another one is
privately run although provincial stations have some
of their own limited programs. Production of national
feature films totaled 340 titles in 1990.
There is an annual quota for the
importation of foreign movies and in so doing; this
encourages the growth in the domestic production of
feature as well as documentary films.
The shooting of films in Indonesia
requires a permit from the Directorate of Film of the
Department of Information in Jakarta. Private video
cameras carried by tourists may be used freely, except
where restrictions at certain areas apply.