Study shows growth of Indonesian journalists' support for Islamic law | Connect Asia

Study shows growth of Indonesian journalists' support for Islamic law

Study shows growth of Indonesian journalists' support for Islamic law

Updated 12 February 2013, 16:17 AEST

A survey of Indonesian journalists has found religious intolerance remains high, while support for Sharia law has increased since the previous survey in 2009.

The study was conducted by the Pantau Foundation between March and May last year, and asked 600 print and broadcast journalists around 100 questions about on Islam and journalism.

It found that 45 per cent of respondents say Indonesia needs to implement Islamic law, up from 37.5 per cent in 2009, which puts it almost even with the percentage of reporters who think Sharia should not be introduced.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Alex Junaidi, SEJUK, the Indonesian Journalist Association for Diversity

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