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Gema Rosenendhi Ruchaelly Rachmi Kurnia Siregar


This research discusses the struggle of a journalist in reporting, the actions of pirates in the Somali conflict country in the film The Pirates of Somalia. It aims to see the reporting of journalists' struggles in films. This research uses qualitative methods with John Fiske's semiotic analysis and constructivism paradigm. Data collection was obtained by observing the 116-minute film The Pirates of Somalia. Documentation by collecting data related to objects, and literature studies by means of literature on semiotic theories, films, and journalists' struggles. The analysis of data using three levels of semiotics in John Fiske's theory, namely reality, representation, and ideology. The result of the research shows that journalists in the film The Pirates of Somalia can be seen by signs in the form of a dialogue between the main character, Jay Bahadur, who plays a journalist and the behavior of other characters. Conclusion: in the reality level, there are three categories which is behavior, how to speak and dress. In behavior, Jay character as the ideal figure of a journalist who does not give up. In the way of speaking, the main character by Jay is not organized and mingles with the local Somalis in his dress style. In the representation section, there are two categories, namely camera technique and character. In the category of camera technique, Jay Bahadur's behavior reflects the figure of perseverance, never giving up and being brave. In the character category, Jay has a rebellious nature. Meanwhile, in the ideology section, there is an embodiment of the ideology of individualism, liberalism, and class Marxism played by Jay.

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