1st Edition

Journalism and Democracy in Asia

Edited By Michael Bromley, Angela Romano Copyright 2006
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1 Asian Journalism, Angela Romano; Chapter 2 Going Online, Terence Lee; Chapter 3 Changing Connections, Joyce Y.M. Nip; Chapter 4 International Aid and The News Sector in Cambodia, Judith Clarke; Chapter 5 Media Plurality or Democratic Deficit?, Daya Kishan Thussu; Chapter 6 The Surrogate Democracy Function of the Media, Joseph M. Chan, Clement Y.K. So; Chapter 7 Democracy, the Press and Civil Society in Hong Kong, Paul S.N. Lee; Chapter 8 Media Change through Bounded Innovations, Pan Zhongdang; Chapter 9 Between Dictatorship and Democracy, Angela Romano, Blythe Seinor; Chapter 10 Democratization and Changing State–Media Relations in South Korea, Ki-Sung Kwak; Chapter 11 Cable Television and Democratization in Taiwan and South Korea, Rodney Tiffen, Ki-Sung Kwak; Chapter 12 Protesting the 1994 Okinawa Rape Incident, Elizabeth Naoko MacLachlan; Chapter 13 The ‘Straight’ Times, Laurence Wai-Teng Leong;


    Angela Romano is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. She conducts research on journalism and politics in Australia and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia and East Timor. She is secretary of the Journalism Education Association (South Pacific) and has worked as a journalist in Australia and Indonesia.

    Michael Bromley is Professor of Journalism at the University of Queensland. A former practicing journalist, he has taught at a number of UK and US universities and has published widely on journalism.

    'Journalism and Democracy in Asia is totally absorbing in every one of its thirteen well written, well researched and knowledgeable chapters.' - John Herbert

    'This is a collection for journalism students with a particular interest in what is happening in Asia, but political scientists will need to look elsewhere for systematic studies of the interaction between the media and democratization there.'

    - Peter Ferdinand, Centre for Studies in Democratization, Warwick University, UK