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Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles
     

Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Robert A. Hackett, Yuezhi Zhao, Majid Tehranian
 

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Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key_and often contentious_issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media. More than a critique,

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Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key_and often contentious_issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media. More than a critique, Democratizing Global Media offers positive alternatives, from peace journalism to popular movements toward democratizing media and public communication.

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Andrew Arno
This book . . . stands to become a valuable contribution [to media studies]. It expands our understanding of a tremendously complex and important set of problems in the area of media, globalism, and political culture. Not only do the editors and contributors effectively frame the issues—and the interrelations among the issues—but their work will stimulate discussion across a wide range of readership, and they suggest several fruitful paths of policy development and media activism. . . . The broad cross-cutting issues are considered across the global mediascape of culturally and historically distinct regions and localities.
CHOICE
The book offers not only a nuanced and complex presentation of democratic media formations but also, and most useful, a possible model: i.e., regimes that have devised a multiple-media system that includes state, commercial, public, and community media, ownership, and control offer the most balanced and democratized communication. Highly recommended.
Asian Journal of Communication
Among the great achievements of this volume is its ability to provide both breadth and depth in its treatment of the complex relationship between democratization processes and globalization.
Majid Tehranian
This volume serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, it provides fresh scholarship on media democratization from a variety of national, regional, global, and gender perspectives. On the other hand, it raises the level of democratic consciousness for a general public that often feeds on its own biased national media systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742576728
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/07/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
330
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Robert A. Hackett is professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada. Yuezhi Zhao is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada.

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