Thang Nguyen, a member of the Hobart Class of 1998, had an article published in the March 8 Jakarta Post. Titled “Controlled Media Could Cause Mass Deception,” the editorial focused on government domination and irresponsibility in the media.
“If the media joins governments and their intelligence agencies in failing – intentionally or otherwise – to provide the public with timely, accurate, and truthful information, who else can we turn to? When the media acts as governments’ tools of deception or are irresponsible, they are as dangerous as weapons of mass destruction,” he said.
Thang D. Nguyen is the program coordinator of the United in Diversity Forum, Jakarta, a political analyst and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.