Meet and Greet the Author


“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”
― Jim Morrison

It has been proven that media is very powerful in reality construction processes, including in producing, reproducing, as well as distributing discourses and public opinions. Media is admittedly powerful enough to promote change or status quo, and is powerful in institutionalizing and legitimatizing cultures and knowledge.

In the contemporary contexts, a dynamic interface has taken place among the following three elements: mass media, social media, and social and political dynamics. Even the current era of political communication, Gungun Heryanto asserts that political rhetorical era and media mainstream era has shifted to new media era; where social media such as social networking sites and interactive weblogs have functioned as political communication channels (Heryanto, 2013).

Political communication plays a very central role in political dynamics ahead of 2014 general elections, particularly in relation to synergies and correlations of various important elements involving in the democratic event. Those who are involved include the current regime, political parties, traditional social structures, mass media, and global powers.

The “Meet and Greet the Writer” hosted by the International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS) will present Dr. Gungun Heryanto, M.Si — a young author and national political communication expert. Gungun will present his opinions and particularly discuss the roles and positions of media as well as political party interests in Indonesia. This “Meet and Greet the Writers” will take place on:

Day/Date : Tuesday/October 29, 2013
Time        : 16.30-18.00
Venue      : ICAIOS’ Seminar Room, Darussalam Banda Aceh

For further information and registration, kindly contact ICAIOS (Uli) at (0651) 7552368 or 082365255500, email
As seats are limited, registration is highly encouraged.

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