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Author Ajzenberg-Selove, Fay, 1926-

Title Channels of resistance : global television and local empowerment / edited by Tony Dowmunt
Published London : BFI Publishing in association with Channel Four Television, 1993


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 W'PONDS  302.2345 Dow/Cor  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  302.2345 Dow/Cor  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 194 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Lives of women in science
Lives of women in science.
Contents Introduction / Tony Dowmunt -- Distress Signals: A Canadian Story - An International Lesson / Tom Perlmutter -- After the Deluge: Public Service Television in Western Europe / Julian Petley and Gabriella Romano -- MTV's Europe: An Imaginary Continent? / Corinna Sturmer -- Globo Village: Television in Brazil / Roberto Mader -- The People Shall Broadcast: The Struggle for a Post-apartheid National Television Culture in South Africa / Willie Currie and Michael Markovitz -- Singing the Electric: Aboriginal Television in Australia / Philip Batty -- Honouring the Treaty: Indigenous Television in Aotearoa / Derek Tini Fox -- Palestinian Diaries: Grass Roots TV Production in the Occupied Territories / Daoud Kuttab -- Television for Development in Uganda / Su Braden -- Old Dogs and New Tricks: Access Television in the UK / Jon Dovey -- Resistance by Satellite: The Gulf Crisis Project and the Deep Dish Satellite TV Network / Martin Lucas and Martha Wallner
Summary Yet there are many kinds of television, and many ways of using it. The drive towards homogeneity is not irresistible. These challenging essays by journalists, independent producers and researchers describe indigenous television in Brazil, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Aboriginal networks in Australia and the Deep Dish Satellite Network's alternative coverage in America of the Gulf War. Against the odds, local initiatives around the world are creating new opportunities for national, regional and ethnic identities to find expression through the medium of television
Television is now a global system, increasingly concentrated in the hands of huge corporations dedicated to the pursuit of profit by selling a standardised product round the world. The same programmes, news as well as entertainment, can be seen by suburbanites in the American Mid-West, by Indian villagers, by slum dwellers in the metropolises of Latin America and Asia. The assumption is that television now works largely to flatten out cultural and political differences and to erase local identities
Analysis Television
Notes M Undergraduate copy is 1997 reprint
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Ajzenberg-Selove, Fay, 1926-
Ethnic television broadcasting.
Minorities in television broadcasting.
Nuclear physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Television and politics.
Television broadcasting policy.
Television broadcasting -- Economic aspects.
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects.
Television -- Economic aspects.
Television -- Government policy.
Television -- Social aspects.
Women in science -- United States.
Author Dowmunt, Tony.
British Film Institute.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
LC no. 93228136
ISBN 0851703887 (paperback)
0851703925 (cased)