Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems in the global South on the imperial North. Taking India and Pakistan as its case studies, this book views globalization of media as the unleashing of processes that have translated into the liberalization of air waves and privatization of television systems whereby commercialization of television is privileged over public interest television. Additionally, it argues that the globalization of media has contributed to corruption, tabloidization, and marginalization of subaltern classes in the Indian and Pakistani media.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Media Imperialism in the 21st Century
1. The Case of Indian TV
2. Pakistan’s Media Dependency
3. Media Education and Training: Enabling Media Imperialism
4. Corruption in Consequence of Media Globalization
Farooq Sulehria is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London