Ross Tapsell

Australian National University

Ross Tapsell is a lecturer in Asian studies at the Australian National University. He is the author of the recently published "Media Power in Indonesia: Oligarchs, Citizens and the Digital Revolution" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

Articles by Ross Tapsell

Media, Science & the Arts

A Matter of Trust: Media and Politics in Southeast Asia

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Southeast Asians have dwindling confidence in traditional journalism. As a result, social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have become the main source of information for voters. A combination of wider access to the internet and declining trust in longstanding news sources is changing the dynamics of democracy across the region.