Through publishing comparative and region-specific studies, this series aims to bring Asian, Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern media and cultural studies scholarship to the English speaking world and--in addition-- to promote cutting edge research on the globalization of media, culture, and communication.
The Global News Challenge Market Strategies of International Broadcasting Organizations in Developing Countries
European Media Policy for the Twenty-First Century Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future
Media Power and Democratization in Brazil TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability
Iranian Media The Paradox of Modernity
Edited By Wendy Willems, Winston Mano
December 08, 2016
African audiences and users are rapidly gaining in importance and increasingly targeted by global media companies, social media platforms and mobile phone operators. This is the first edited volume that addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds ...
Edited By Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai, Jason Whittaker
April 27, 2016
Very little is known about how African journalists are forging "new" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a ...
By Anne Geniets
April 27, 2016
The Global News Challenge tackles one of the timeliest topics in mass communication today—the challenges facing international broadcasters with universal branding strategies in developing countries. In these heavily government-controlled media environments with a scarcity of reliable information, ...
Edited By Andrea Esser, Iain Robert Smith, Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino
February 11, 2016
What happened when Sesame Street and Big Brother were adapted for African audiences? Or when video games Final Fantasy and Assassins’ Creed were localized for the Spanish market? Or when Sherlock Holmes was transformed into a talking dog for the Japanese animation Sherlock Hound? Bringing together ...
Edited By Seamus Simpson, Manuel Puppis, Hilde van den Bulck
February 05, 2016
Media policy issues sit at the heart of the structure and functioning of media systems in Europe and beyond. This book brings together the work of a range of leading media policy scholars to provide inroads to a better understanding of how effective media policies can be developed to ensure a ...
Edited By Sun Sun Lim, Cheryll Soriano
January 15, 2016
In Asia, amidst its varied levels of economic development and diverse cultural traditions and political regimes, the Internet and mobile communications are increasingly used in every aspect of life. Yet the analytical frames used to understand the impact of digital media on Asia predominantly ...
Edited By Timothy Havens, Anikó Imre, Katalin Lustyik
May 21, 2015
This collection of essays responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe. This is a region where television's transformation has been especially spectacular, shifting from a state-controlled broadcast system delivering national, regional, and heavily filtered ...
By Doris Baltruschat
November 08, 2013
In this study, Baltruschat calls attention to dramatic changes in worldwide media production. Her work provides new insights into industry re-organization, digital media, and audience interactivity as pivotal relationships are redrawn along the entire value chain of production, distribution, and ...
By Ole J. Mjos
July 08, 2013
This book is about the relationship between media, communication and globalization, explored through the unique empirical study of electronic music practitioners’ use of the global social media: MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. To understand the significance of the emerging nexus between ...
By Mauro Porto
June 21, 2013
In this book, Porto analyzes the role of TV Globo in the democratization of Brazil. TV Globo, one of the world's largest media conglomerates, has a dominant position in Brazil's communications landscape. It also exports telenovelas to more than 130 countries and has established joint ventures with ...
By Gholam Khiabany
February 27, 2013
The post-revolutionary state in Iran has tried to amalgamate ‘Sharia with electricity’ and modernity with what it considers as ‘Islam’. While sympathetic to private capital, through quasi anti-capitalist politics, the state began to restrict market-relations, confiscate major assets of sections of ...
By Ole J. Mjos
August 15, 2011
This book is about the relationship between media and globalization, explored through the unique study of the global expansion of Discovery Communications, spearheaded by the Discovery Channel, one of the world’s largest providers of factual television programming and media content. The book argues...