The number of newspapers and magazines circulating throughout
the country at present is approximately seven million a day. There
are 126 dailies, 85 weeklies, 35 fortnightlies, 5000
weekly magazines, two quarterly magazines, 45 monthly magazines
and ten bulletins.
There are three English-language dailies in Jakarta. Radio Republic
Indonesia, the national radio network has stations throughout the
archipelago, with the main station in Jakarta. There are five "Nusantara"
coordinating stations, i.e. Medan, Yogyakarta, Banjarmasin, Ujung
Pandang and Jayapura besides regional and district stations.
Apart from the state-controlled stations there are
almost 900 privates stations, commercial and non-commercial. The
orbiting communications satelite has made it possible to spread
the television network to cover most areas of the country.
Entirely state-controlled, there is one channel run
by the government and another one is privately run although nine
provincial stations have some of their own limited programmes. Production
of national feature films totaled more than 100.000 titles in 2004.
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 tourist may be used freely, except
where restrictions at certain areas apply.