Media Fortunes, Changing Times: ASEAN States in Transition

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Russell Hiang-Khng Heng
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002 - Social Science - 252 pages
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This book examines how media have brought about or paced dramatic political events in Southeast Asia over the last two decades. It highlights a situation where media dynamics are no longer a simple formula of state control versus media resistance. The state can propel its own media-liberalizing programme; civil society can be an enemy of press freedom; market forces and cultural mindsets are sometimes more potent agents of change than state-appointed media custodians. Practitioners, scholars ...

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About the author (2002)

Russell Hiang-Khng Heng was a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. 

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