Daya Kishan Thussu, Kaarle Nordenstreng

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the emerging contours of a new global order in which Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) can play a vital part. It focuses on the geo-political stage for the role of BRICS nations in framing a different kind of world order. The book argues that the currently-dominant framework developed by Hallin and Mancini, while providing the basis for some illuminating studies, suffers from many limitations: the existing typologies of media systems are not very applicable to the BRICS countries, as the underlying assumptions, approaches, reference points and analytical variables draw upon experience of a restricted geographical spread of media systems. It focuses on the impact of the turbulent political environment since 2013 on the media system and on how information is disseminated to and shared by the public, with increasing use of social media and the Internet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBRICS Media
Subtitle of host publicationReshaping the Global Communication Order?
EditorsDaya Kishan Thussu, Kaarle Nordenstreng
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780429468759
ISBN (Print)9781138604032, 9781138604025
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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  • Global Communication Order


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