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Handbook of the Media in Asia
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Handbook of the Media in Asia

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June 2000 | 732 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This comprehensive handbook profiles the current state of the mass media in all the 25 countries/economies that comprise Asia proper. Following the customary division of the continent into South, Southeast, and East, the 36 contributors provide a dispassionate and exhaustive discussion of the problems and issues relating to the media in each country/economy, covering not only the print and broadcasting industries but also the "new" media associated with the information technology revolution. The book begins with an analytical overview in which the editor/principal author discusses the "Oriental" and "Occidental" views of press freedom. Professor Gunaratne argues that the debate should essentially be contextualized within the framework of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He also outlines the rudiments of a structural theory suitable for communication analysis in the present era of globalization. The individual chapters on each Asian country/economy adopt a uniform structure to enable a comparative analysis. Beginning with a national profile, each chapter examines the history of the mass media with particular emphasis on developments after World War II; the contemporary state of print and broadcasting in relation to policy and legal frameworks, financial aspects, technological developments, advertising, and distribution; and developments in the new electronic media, namely, the Internet, on-line media, and telecommunications infrastructure. An analysis of the chief policy trends and important issues concludes each chapter. The contributors have provided a large amount of valuable data and media-related addresses which enhance the usefulness of the volume. Overall, this handbook describes the crucial features and outcomes of Asia's interaction with and reaction to the rapidly expanding Information Superhighway. A valuable reference tool for educational and public libraries, it will be essential reading for all those involved in mass media studies, international and comparative communication, journalism, advertising, and public relations.

Shelton A Gunaratne
Overview
 
PART ONE: SOUTH ASIA
Shelton A Gunaratne
Introduction
Serajul I Bhuiyan and Shelton A Gunaratne
Bangladesh
C J Conlon
Bhutan
K Viswanath and Kavita Karan
India
Kavita Karan and K Viswanath
Maldives
Sandhya Rao and Bharat Koirala
Nepal
Owais Aslam Ali and Shelton A Gunaratne
Pakistan
Shelton A Gunaratne and Chanuka Lalinda Wattegama
Sri Lanka
 
PART TWO: SOUTHEAST ASIA
Shelton A Gunaratne
Introduction
H M Safar and Yussof Ladi
Brunei Darussalam
Judith Clarke
Cambodia
Naswil Idris and Shelton A Gunaratne
Indonesia
Frank Morgan and Eric Loo
Laos
H M Safar, Asiah binti Sarji and Shelton A Gunaratne
Malaysia
Kalyani Chadha and Anandam P Kavoori
Myanmar
Crispin C Maslog
Philippines
Eddie Kuo and Peng Hwa Ang
Singapore
Daradirek Ekachai
Thailand
Zeni Sarabia Panol and Yen Do
Vietnam
 
PART THREE: EAST ASIA
Shelton A Gunaratne
Introduction
Liqun Yan
China
Clement So, Joseph Man Chan and Chin-Chuan Lee
Hong Kong SAR (China)
Clement So, Joseph Man Chan and Chin-Chuan Lee
Macau SAR (China)
Shinichi Saito
Japan
Shelton A Gunaratne and Shin Dong Kim
North Korea
Chul Heo, Ki-yul Uhm and Jeong-Heon Chang
South Korea
Barry Lowe and Shelton A Gunaratne
Mongolia
Georgette Wang and Ven-Hwei Lo
Taiwan

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