Jamaica, the home of reggae, Bob Marley, and Rastafarianism, is the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean. With a population of approximately 2.8 million people, this island nation is located in the west-central Caribbean, just 90 miles south of Cuba. In Jamaica, citizens are avid consumers of new communication technologies and producers of media content. Although newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, books, and music continue to influence and shape Jamaican society, it is digital communication technologies—websites, social media, and mobile media—that are transforming all aspects of social, political, and economic life in Jamaica.

This entry explores the development of the mediated communication industry, mediated communication regulations, and societal interactions and effects in the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean. This includes issues such as free expression, ...

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