Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia by Philip Kitley

By Philip Kitley

This hugely topical e-book exposes the tensions among nation regulations of broadcasting legislation and practices of civil society within the Asian area that's being affected by its incorporation right into a new globalised, digital details and leisure global. Kitley seriously compares Western rules of broadcasting, civil society and cultural law with substitute 'Asian' practices of law and enterprise. over the last 40 years Asian states have used tv as a normative cultural strength in country development, yet extra lately many states have deregulated their tv sectors and brought nationwide advertisement and foreign satellite tv for pc providers. As Asian states combat with a perceived lack of cultural keep watch over and identification via deregulation, this publication considers their viewpoints and the query of no matter if the tv public sphere deals house for the illustration of renowned sovereignty, and transversal matters approximately human rights, press freedom, gender, environmental and international exchange concerns.

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Hann and Dunn have also drawn attention to models of civil society beyond essentialist foundation assumptions of liberal individualism and argue that anthropological research provides evidence of ‘specific practices and normative codes through which people are made accountable and responsible to other members of society. This is the broader meaning of civil society and it can be fruitfully explored in all types of human society’ (1996: 20, italics in original). Rodan has also drawn attention to problems in holding onto a rigid state versus society dichotomy, particularly in ‘one-party states or “dominant party systems” which characterise much of East and Southeast Asia’ (1996: 28).

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First, the Australian Federal government established the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), which commenced broadcasting in 1980. By interpreting its Charter broadly and positioning itself as an innovative provider of a diverse range of programming to a culturally diverse audience, rather than simply being a relay of non-English language programming to various diasporic communities, SBS developed into Australia’s most dynamic and innovative broadcasting service by the late 1990s. Second, the 1980s saw a strong policy-driven push for greater Australian content on the commercial free-to-air networks.

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