Media Rakyat sebagai Media Komunikasi Pembangunan Masyarakat Suku Boti

Petrus Ana Andung, Hotlif Arkilaus Nope


The Boti tribe in NTT Province prefers to use bonet as a traditional media to deliver development messages. This paper aims to describe the communication pattern as well as meaning construction of bonet as a traditional media of Boti community. This study is a qualitative research using in-depth interviews and participant observation techniques. The results show that bonet is a traditional media, where there is dialogical communication among participants. The Boti people consider bonet as sacred ceremony. Decisions in bonet are considered as a representation of people’s decision. Bonet for the Boti tribe has religious, kinship/friendship, and reconciliation meanings.


bonet, communication pattern, development communication, meaning

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