This book explores the transformation of Indian media in the context of two major developments: globalization, which has introduced what are termed as ‘foreign’ elements to Indian culture, and the opening of the floodgates for foreign media to enter the country. It discusses both theoretical considerations and empirical studies related to the role of Indian media.

Indian Media in a Globalised World adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and looks at the role of media in purveying political, economic, and cultural identities. It brings to light the current definitions of ‘we’ and ‘they’, the ‘other’, and how the ‘other’ is sought to be perceived in contemporary India.

The discussions cover all forms of media, that is, newspaper, films, radio, television and online media, along with media policy and the challenges facing the media.

The book will be useful to students and scholars studying media and communication studies, journalism, political science and sociology. It will also be an enlightening read for anybody interested in tracking the Indian media and its development.

Freedom in Indian Blogosphere

Freedom in Indian blogosphere
MayaRanganathan

The era of globalisation is also the era of convergence where communication technologies come together in pocket-sized gadgets. The phenomenal advances in technology have no doubt made communication much easier, leading to the evolution of ever newer forms of expression that seem to be bound neither by rules nor convention, blurring boundaries between the producers and the consumers, and even the different forms of communication. The opening up of new vistas of expression has led to new debates about the ways in which communication technologies are evaluated. Computer-aided technologies offering a range of platforms for expression, call for a fresh evaluation of issues such as freedom of expression, libel and language. This chapter looks at one such increasingly ...

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