Media in a transitioning Nepal : does expansion translate to pluralism?

Rijal, Nirmal & Tacchi, Jo A. (2013) Media in a transitioning Nepal : does expansion translate to pluralism? Creative Industries Journal, 6(1), pp. 57-70.

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Characterized by socio-political changes, instability and conflict since 1990, Nepal is a nation in political transition. The media play a significant role in influencing this transition. Since 1990, various global and local factors have contributed to an unprecedented growth in the mass media in Nepal. This article analyses the expansion in the media against indicators of media pluralism to ask whether this expansion, within a difficult political transition, translates to media pluralism. The article draws upon qualitative research to assess the media market, the resources available for the media, diversity in media ownership and products, competition and ethics and policy and regulatory provisions within a struggling economy and an environment of poor law and order.

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ID Code: 70883
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nepal media, democratic transition, media and change, media development, media pluralism, media regulation
DOI: 10.1386/cij.6.1.57_1
ISSN: 1751-0708
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Routledge
Deposited On: 02 May 2014 03:24
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 01:11

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