Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia / Edition 1

Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia / Edition 1

by Philip Kitley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415297338

ISBN-13: 9780415297332

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This highly topical book exposes the tensions between state policies of broadcasting regulation and practices of civil society in the Asian region which is struggling with its incorporation into a new globalised, electronic information and entertainment world. Kitley critically compares Western principles of broadcasting, civil society and cultural regulation with

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This highly topical book exposes the tensions between state policies of broadcasting regulation and practices of civil society in the Asian region which is struggling with its incorporation into a new globalised, electronic information and entertainment world. Kitley critically compares Western principles of broadcasting, civil society and cultural regulation with alternative 'Asian' practices of regulation and organisation. Over the past forty years Asian states have used television as a normative cultural force in nation building, but more recently many states have deregulated their television sectors and introduced national commercial and international satellite services. As Asian states wrestle with a perceived loss of cultural control and identity through deregulation, this book considers their viewpoints and the question of whether the television public sphere offers space for the representation of popular sovereignty, and transversal concerns about human rights, press freedom, gender, environmental and world trade issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415297332
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Notes on contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Pt. IOverview1
Introduction: first principles - television, regulation and transversal civil society in Asia3
Profiles: national television systems in Asia and Australia35
Pt. IIRegulation and transversal civil society in Southeast Asia and Australia59
1Television, media reform and civil society in 'Amazing Thailand'61
2Out in front: government regulation of television in Malaysia80
3Civil society in charge?: television and the public sphere in Indonesia after Reformasi97
4Civic or civil contingencies?: regulating television and society in Singapore115
5Out of reach: television, the public sphere and civil society in the Philippines131
6Television, regulation and citizenship in Australia148
Pt. IIIRegulation and transversal civil society in Northeast Asia167
7Civil society, regulatory space and cultural authority in China's television industry169
8Television in the formation of civil society: the role of a non-controversial public space in Hong Kong188
9Sliding back the screens: civil society and the erosion of bureaucratic control of television in Japan205
10Civil society as the fifth estate: civil society, media reform and democracy in Korea226
Pt. IVBeyond the nation: satellite television247
11National sovereignty in an age of transnational television: an endnote on media regulation and civil society in Asia249
Index261

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