Download e-book for kindle: After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian by Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer

By Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer

ISBN-10: 1611860059

ISBN-13: 9781611860054

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the present post-communist period, the media in important Asia has been tightly limited. although the governments within the sector assert loose press is allowed to function, examine has proven this to be unfaithful. In all 5 former Soviet republics of valuable Asia, the media has been managed, suppressed, punished, and sometimes outlawed. This enlightening number of essays investigates the explanations why those international locations have did not advance self sufficient and sustainable press platforms. It files the advanced courting among the clicking and governance, nation-building, nationwide id, and public coverage. during this e-book, students discover the various and broad-reaching implications of media regulate in numerous contexts, bearing on subject matters corresponding to net rules and censorship, press rights abuses, expert journalism criteria and self-censorship, media possession, ethnic newspapers, running a blog, Western broadcasting into the area, and assurance of terrorism.

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Journalism History 30(3): 131–40. Zassoursky, Ivan. 2005. Media and Power in Post-Soviet Russia. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe. PART 2 National Perspectives Oligarchs and Ownership: The Role of Financial-Industrial Groups in Controlling Kazakhstan’s “Independent” Media Barbara Junisbai K azakhstan is known for its authoritarian political system and the absence of guarantees protecting citizens’ fundamental rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Under the rule of president Nursultan Nazarbaev, who has been in power since 1989,1 a variety of mechanisms— formal and informal, legal and de facto—has been used to control the media and to limit political contestation.

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Some Soviet journalism educators even advocated sending students abroad to study. Such faculty, however, were sharply criticized for upholding the bourgeois press as a model to emulate. In April 1930, GIZh administrators and faculty could still debate and advocate the emphasis on practical journalism education over a theoretical and ideological one. Kurs called for curriculum changes to have instructors specialize in teaching a single subject. He further called for a student ‘newspaper laboratory’ and an emphasis on the importance of information as the foundation of all newspapers, both bourgeois and communist.

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