Book Review – Cherian George: Contentious Journalism and the Internet : Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore

Romano, Angela R. (2007) Book Review – Cherian George: Contentious Journalism and the Internet : Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore. Publizistik, 52(3), p. 442.

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Angela Romano reviews Contentious Journalism and the Internet, which she describes as a wide-reaching and yet nuanced exploration of attempts to use the Internet as a media of democratization in Singapore and Malaysia. This new book by Cherian George is grounded in a clear recognition of the technological imperatives, legal structures and political cultures that define and limit the opportunities for citizens to use the Internet for political engagement. The book, however, concentrates on issues of human agency – when and how citizens chose to work within or around the technological and regulatory environment to use the Internet to enrich or extend their spheres for political dialogue.

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ID Code: 14125
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
Keywords: journalism, the internet, politics, democracy, Singapore, Malaysia
DOI: 10.1007/s11616-007-0215-7
ISSN: 1862-2569
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Angela R. Romano
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:01

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