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Mass Media, Globalisation in Asia


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Censored Western Media
A number of Asian countries have successfully limited/banned western media influences. Particularly in authoritarian regimes like China, Singapore have banned parts of the internet and television
State Television
Countries like North Korea and China have this, which broadcast government controlled news to counter the influence of Western news channels like CNN and BBC
Modified Programmes
Programmes like Modern Family are adapted to suit Eastern tastes. i.e. Irans Modern Family doesn't feature the US versions key aspects like a gay couple or a interracial marriage. And the females have significantly less lines
Bollywood Films
Are a great example of how a non-western country has kept its distinctly unique culture in its movies and exported this out to the west. E.g. Bride and Prejudice kept its unique indian style and was a huge international success
Asian Remakes
Film Industries in Korea and Hong Kong have reworked American films for their asian audiences
Santos
Argues in her native Phillipines that western media has only reinforces existing values rather than changing them. Mexican soaps have perpetuated the submissive or malicious female stereotype
Giddens
Argues that the fall of the communist bloc in Eastern Europe was partly the result of its citizens gaining access to information about living standards in the west
Internet
Can go against Marxists theory on media, as the web is not controlled by media conglomerates and is only controlled by individuals and groups that use it
Public Sphere
Pluralist Habarmas's concept of a real or virtual place where people come together and share ideas. The internet is a perfect example of this
Digital Divide
Many argue that the poor have little access to the internet and its users are predominately from the rich western nations
Buckley
Points out radio is still the most important communication medium in the developing world. In latin America trade unions own radio stations for political purposes. Poor people use radio more than the internet so the internet's value shouldnt be overstated
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