9780415545938

Journalism and Democracy in Asia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415545938

  • ISBN10:

    0415545935

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-05-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Journalism and Democracy in Asia addresses key issues of freedom, democracy, citizenship, openness and journalism in contemporary Asia, looking especially at China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and India. The authors take varying approaches to questions of democracy, whilst also considering journalism in print, radio and new media, in relation to such questions as the role of social, political and economic liberalization in bringing about a blooming of the media, the relationship between the media and the development of democracy and civil society, and how journalism copes under authoritarian rule. With contributions from highly regarded experts in the region examining a broad range of issues from across Asia, this book will be of high interest to students and scholars in political communications, journalism and mass communication and Asian studies.

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