A long table was placed on the sidewalk at the intersection of a large street and another large street. Magazines and newspapers were lined up on top. This was a newspaper stand operating in the city of Jakarta. Food stalls were everywhere, but it was rare to find such a newspaper stand on the street.
The newspapers seemed to be laid out as they were, but the magazines were put in plastic bags, just like convenience stores in Japan, so you couldn't browse through them. However, I don't think anyone would be strong enough to try to browse at a newspaper stand. On the other side of the table, the owner of the stand was sitting down and keeping an eye on things.
Since the spread of the Internet, the number of magazines sold at convenience stores in Japan has decreased drastically. But here in Indonesia, the number of magazines in circulation may not be on the decline yet. At present, there were many different kinds of magazines on the table, and journalism seems to be thriving. However, Indonesia's ranking in the world press freedom rankings by Reporters Without Borders is not high, hovering below the top 100.
December 20, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
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