This study tries to search how media linking with an act of terrorism, especially to study how media represent terrorism ( Indonesia's Islamic fundamentalis) in their news and writtings. The Exploitations of media for terrorism activity, propaganda and tactics how to make fear, occurs everywhere ,but In indonesia the situation is very different. This dissertation tries to analysis how The Indonesian news paper, Koran Tempo (Jan 2010- Desember 2010 editions), represent Indonesian terrorism with Theo Van Leeuwen's Discourse analysis. Theo introduce some important concepts, exclusion and inclusion to represent social actor in discourse.Representations include and exclude social actors to suit their interest and purpose in relations to the readers for whom they are intended. In this study, these texts, draws on representation of the social practice of terrorism activity, especialy for „actor of terrorism like Abu Bakar Ba'asyir and Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT). This organization was formed by Abu Bakar Ba'asyir on 27 July 2008 in Solo Central Java Indonesia and has bases across Indonesia including in Aceh and Central Sulawesi (Poso). Paradigm used in this study is the paradigm of constructivism, and qualititative perspective to approach the reality. Conclusion of this study describe Koran Tempo tends to agree with Govt's policy ( Densus 88) about terrorism reality. And this media neglected the sacred element of journalism. Koran
Tempo exclude social actor, and did not assembling and verifying facts at these issues of terrorism , Koran Tempo did not try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, “getting it right” is the foundation upon which everything else is built – context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The larger truth, over time, emerges from this forum.
Keywords : terorrism, representations, Discourse Analysis