The ACH 2008 provides a comprehensive
overview of media developments in Asia. It begins with a series
of theoretical and critical papers that provide a context for
the discussions on media development and specific national systems.
The theoretical papers here cover many of the most significant
issues in the Asian media landscape.
A first set of contributions cover
several critical issues, including the role and responsibility
of the media in promoting peace and development, managing media
pluralism and promoting diversity, fostering knowledge societies
through the use of information and communication technologies,
and media and their role in structuring the public sphere.
Another series of articles cover
issues such as media globalisation and localisation, the role
of the media in national development, the equilibrium between
the government and the market in China, and the challenges facing
schools of journalism and mass communication.
The section ends with a set of
articles covering media and terrorism, new paradigms within communication
research, community radio and people?s empowerment, and the impact
of new media on traditional forms of broadcasting.
Weapons of Mass Distraction? UN Perspectives on the Future
of the Media
by Shashi Tharoor, p 7
The Media in Managing Plurality: Opportunities and Challenges
for the New Millennium
by Abdul Waheed Khan, p 13
Fostering Diversity in Knowledge Societies: Fault Lines
by Robin Mansell, p17
Structural and Operational Transformations of the Public
by Gaëtan Tremblay, p 26
Mapping the Murdochisation of the Media
by Daya Kishan Thussu, p 32
Role of the Media in National Development in the 21st
by Javed Jabbar, p 42
The Equilibrium between the Government and the Market:
An Analysis of China’s Media Policy after the WTO
by Hu Zhengrong, p 49
The Challenges of Communication Education in Asia
by Paul S. N. Lee, p 58
Challenges Facing Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
in the Next Decade
by Srinivas R. Melkote, p 67
Jihad and the Media: Osama bin Laden as Reported in the
by Alan Knight, p 74
New Media, New Grammar and New Dimensions: What Questions
Do Communication Researchers Need to Ask?
by Usha Vyasulu Reddi, p 86
Community Radio and People Empowerment
by Louie N. Tabing, p 93
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia,
China (incl. HK SAR), India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Lao
PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines,
Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste & Vietnam.