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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Public Relations:

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field
  • Covers over 150 central concepts in PR
  • Paves the way for students to tackle primary texts
  • Grounds students in both practice and theory
  • Takes it further with recommended reading
Regulation (Internet)
Regulation (internet)

The Internet is largely unregulated and entirely free of central content regulation. Its technological development from DARPANET has ensured this. This is not to say that governments are utterly unable to regulate content. The Chinese government has invested heavily in the so-called ‘great firewall of China’ which is designed to keep undesirable (by Communist lights) material out. Popular chat spaces in China have a series of banned words and phrases, such as Tibet independence’ and Tiananmen Square’. But the mostly younger people who use these chat spaces are very aware of this and have ways round the restrictions. A common one is to introduce a deliberate spelling error: ‘Tiibet independence’, for example.

Major Internet suppliers such as Google have succumbed to pressure from ...

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