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Media in Process

Transformation and Democratic Transition, 1st Edition

Edited by Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel


184 pages

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The post-communist development of media systems has been uneven in the countries of the region. Television and newspapers, together with the emergence of social media, have had great influence on the political debate in various countries. Ownership of the media has been a factor in many instances. The integration of traditionally isolated Central/Eastern Europe into larger, worldwide trends has fundamentally changed the way we look at the media in this region. This volume proposes to address the transition of the media and communication industries in the contemporary period.

The contributions discuss, among other things, the obstacles that still remain for the media to play an effective watchdog role in the new democracies, and whether the advent of the Internet and social media has helped or hindered the transformation to a powerful, independent media. The discussion further examines whether advertising agencies have targeted post-communist citizens differently than those in Western European countries and if the media markets in the post-communist region are fundamentally different than in Western Europe and North America. A second focus of the volume is the media coverage of social issues like domestic violence, which is intended to draw attention to these issues and influence policy in a more aware and open society. This establishes the trend of post-communist media following the example of western media practice.

The implications of the Central European media transformation for the newly transforming media markets in the post-Soviet space suggest a new phase in the development of the medium. The impact of global influences on regional expression is an important aspect of the political and social changes that are underway. This volume makes an important interdisciplinary contribution in examining the development of the media.

Table of Contents







1 Different Trajectories of Post-Communist Media Systems

Jukka Pietilainen

2 Media Uses in Ukraines War with Itself

Mikhail Molchanov

3 The Belated and Bedeviled Media Transition In Serbia

Rade Veljanovski and Dragan Stavljanin

4 Comrades to the Rescue: Czechoslovakia in 1968 and Ukraine in 2014 through the lens of Izvestia

Katarina Koleva

5 Romanian Advertising During the Transition Period: Recovering National Brands

Madalina Moraru

6 Interaction Networks of the Hungarian Media

Szabó Gabriella and Bene Márton

7The Role of Gatekeepers in the Social Construction of Reality in the Albanian News Media: Impact on the Representation of Children in the News

Emiljano Kaziaj

8 Covering Domestic Violence against Women in Georgian Print Media, and Problems of Journalism Ethics

Dali Osepashvili



List of Contributors

About the Editor

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel is Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Studies Initiative, Auburn Montgomery, USA

About the Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood. Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern