Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia

Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia

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The first book in the new International Topics in Media series. This timely and important supplementary text investigates the fundamental changes in the political and economic landscape of Southeast Asia resulting from communication technologies developed in the last 20 years. Technology changes in information media have gradually taken away political leaders' ability to manage public opinion. McDaniel, a knowledgeable media scholar with experience in Asia, relates how firmly entrenched leaders such as Marcos and Suharto lost public confidence and were replaced due in part to their loss of information control. Electronic Tigers, while focusing on the events and trends of Southeast Asia, exemplifies how technological change impacts media and politics worldwide. McDaniel insightfully traces: -- Evolution in electronic media and its tight controls, strict regulations and censorship in favor of political leaders of Southeast Asia. -- Criticism of opposing political leaders and Western criticism of censorship and control. -- Growth and impact of Internet, cable broadcasting, multimedia and related technologies As a supplemental text, research tool, or contemporary history, Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia provides rare insight into the increasingly politically and economically important part of the world.Only TV3 offered a consistent alternative with its aquot;Chinese Beltaquot; at 7 P.M., when it aired a Hong Kong serial drama every evening of the week. The remainder of the private stationa#39;s schedule was comprised exclusively of English-language imports from the United States or Britain ... To realize this aim, broadcasters, especially RTM, are expected to emphasize programs in Bahasa Malaysia, the nationalanbsp;...

Title:Electronic Tigers of Southeast Asia
Author:Drew O. McDaniel
Publisher:Iowa State Press - 2002


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