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Title Who owns the media? : global trends and local resistances / edited by Pradip N. Thomas and Zaharom Nain
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; Penang, Malaysia : Southbound ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Palgrave, 2004

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Description xiii, 330 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Part I: Theory and Policies -- Part II: Regional/Country Case Studies -- Part III: Democratic Communication Futures
Summary The US model of media control and policy making is being rapidly exported across the world. Some countries are attempting to preserve their own cultural production, and there are moves to try to keep culture out of the control of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many books on the political economy of communications have either focused on general tendencies internationally, or have focused on the links between markets and media freedom in specific countries and regions. The uniqueness of this book lies in its focus on both local and international forces. While critiquing international capital, it also acknowledges the bargains that are struck between the local operators and transnationals. The contributors demonstrate the misfit between media ownership and public accountability and look ahead for ways to enable citizens around the world become effective participants in media policy making
Analysis Corporate governance
Globalisation
History
Information and communications technology
International comparisons
Mass media
Freedom of the press
Media ownership
Overseas item
Political economy
Political influence
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization.
Mass media -- Ownership.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Author Zaharom Nain.
Thomas, Pradip.
LC no. 2003064130
ISBN 1842774689
1842774697 (paperback)