Month: December 2015


Celebrity Cinema and Hallyu 2.0

Korean directors such as Im Kwon-Taek are synonymous with Korean national Cinema. They have raised the country’s cultural profile internationally through the film festival circuit. However, in more recent times, film is no longer a singular projection of the image of South Korea. (Berg, 2014; Shin, 2005) Today, television dramas have overshadowed films, flooding small


The Relationship Between Social Support and Self-Esteem to the Self-Disclose of Social Media on Older Adults

Social Media has profoundly changed people’s daily life experiences. Whether it is to collect information, consumer trading, and express their viewpoints, participate in activities or making friends all connected with social media. Social Media is also the future of global mainstream business opportunities, although the elderly is not the main users. During 2009-2010, media survey


Visions of Postwar Fascism

For Japan, 1960s were a troubled decade, kept between modernization and national identity. Intellectuals as well as Japanese “Nouvelle Vague”’s filmmakers led many protest movements related to a shattered Japanese identity. Some like Wakamatsu Kôji were motivated by revolt while others like Ôe Kenzaburô advocated for remembering in a way to peace. In 1960’s (censored)


New Media/New Films: Smartphones and Evocative Documentary Practices

Smartphones are part of a convergence culture which is reconfiguring our relationship with media and arguably shifting our understanding of documentary practices. Smartphones may now be understood as powerful enablers that provide users with the tools and resources necessary to capture and share mediated traces of personal experience and the people and places that form


A Case Study on the Religious Model Reporting Style and Mediated Moral Panics in Malaysia

The issues concerning moral panics and music subcultures have often been overblown in the press coverage in Malaysia. Various models have been adopted by the authorities via the press to put a face on these so-called moral panics by appropriating the fashion and styles of music subcultures. Western popular culture has often had a volatile


Street Art as Political Media Literacy: About Geneng Street Art Project 2014 in Yogyakarta

Geneng Street Art Project 2014 (GSAP) was a project undertaken by street art artists in Jogjakarta. GSAP used people houses wall in village as medium to articulate the message. There are three interesting things in this study: first, a shift in medium of street art from urban space to village area. Second, the process of


Rise of Media Technologies and Emergence of a New ‘Political’ Popular Culture in South Asia

The advent of media technologies changed the whole course of communication and its dissemination. The convergent global media brought a popular culture that provided a ‘third but common space’ to the people of different cultures. Of late, South Asia has been observed as the crucial region for the growth in media technology use with a


Daily Pleasures: Intensity, Significance, and Modality Specific Features of Auditorily and Visually Induced Emotions

Visual communication in various digital medias, and increasingly personalized usage of such medias has become an extensive part of daily life. Yet, we are able to say little about the emotional, social or cognitive impact because there is a lack of theoretical understanding of the mechanisms through which these behaviors impact our experience. Experimental paradigm


Media and Human Rights: India’s North East in National India Media

With the dawn of India’s independence in 1947 and subsequent consolidation of its territory, and reorganisation of international border with her neighbours, India’s North East as a distinct geographical region is explicitly palpable. More than just a geographical region, it is a cultural region different from mainland India. Culturally, people from the region are yet


Friends with Benefits: A Discourse Analysis on Framing US-Philippine Relations through Print Media’s Coverage of EDCA

This study examines discourse production in the reportage of foreign affairs. In early 2014, Philippines announced the planning and signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States. This research discusses vested interests of stakeholders, conflicting frames the print media used in their reportage, and representations of diplomatic concepts of friendship, peace


Power and Silence: Australian Media Portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian Casualties during the Gaza War of 2014

At one stage of the long-lasting Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Israel launched a military operation, Protective Edge, on the Gaza Strip in July–August of 2014. As a consequence, approximately 2,280 people died and over 11,000 people were injured, the majority of them Palestinian civilians (including children and women). These numerous casualties resulted in a pronounced interest in


Discourses of Democracy and Freedom in the Election Manifestos of the Political Parties in the Turkish General Elections of 2015

This study had been focused on the democracy and freedom discourses in the election manifestos of four political parties which were entitled to be represented at Grand National Assembly of Turkey by passing the election threshold during the general elections performed in Turkey on June 7, 2015. According to the results of general election of


Hate Speech in Reader Comments Made on News Regarding the Turkish General Elections of 2015

The main problematic of this study is to reveal how the political hate speeches directed to a political opinion or to its supporters are regenerated through reader comments, and to make the analysis of discursive practices generating the hate speeches in reader comments made on the news. In order to reveal the way in which


Communication of Anti-Violence and Anti-Vengeance Themes in Revenge Films

Narrative film is potentially a powerful means to reflect, reinforce or alter attitudes within society. In Asia, popular martial arts films frequently depict acts of violent vengeance as arising from a sense of duty, honour, or justice. As for the West, Simkin (2006) points out that while many revenge films of the 1970s and of


The Construction of City Image in Micro-Filmsthe: The Case of Taipei City Government

Due to the emergence and the widespread of the Internet and the mobile device technology, micro-film has become one of the popular communication forms. Not only business enterprises, but also government departments adopt it for the city marketing. This paper not only tries to analyze the construction of city image in these micro-films, but also


Uses and Gratifications of Live Streaming Apps Amongst Indonesian Youth: An Exploratory Study of Periscope

Indonesia, with a total online population of 93.4 million people in 2015, is one of key regions to watch in the development of digital ecosystem. Social media has been an integral part in Indonesian daily digital activity. APJII found that 87.4% of surveyed Indonesia internet users use social networks. That, coupled with the exponential growth


Bread Maker-Turned-Breadwinner: Representations of Gender and Power in the Canadian Television Series Bomb Girls

This research explores the representation of gender roles in the Canadian prime-time television series Bomb Girls, which depicts the lives of women working at a munitions factory in Toronto during the Second World War. The historical drama, which aired from 2012 to 2013, is set in a period that challenged gendered dynamics of power in


A Study of the Effect of Using Social Networks on the Quality of Family Interpersonal Communication (with an Emphasis on the Relationship between the Couple)

Social networks played an undeniable role in everyday life and human relationships and social networks .Iranian’s interest to join, like the rest of the world is growing. Given the importance of family functioning,present study was to evaluate the relationship between the usage of social network connections rather than interpersonal communication & family functions. The results


When Terrorism Enters the Theatre. A Reflection on the Terrorist Attack to the Dubrovska Theatre in Moscow in 2002

In October 23, 2002, forty two Chechen Terrorists attacked the Dubrovka theatre in Moscow and took 850 people hostage during the performance of the Russian Musical Nordost. The terrorists commando included 22 women, the so-called “black widows”, i.e. women whose husbands had been killed during the Chechen war. The siege lasted 57 hours. To put


Socio-Political Influence on The Ideologies in Daniel Craig’s Bond Films: The Power That Lies Within

James Bond is arguably one of the widest-reaching, longest-standing and most influential film franchises of our time. In this sense it can also be seen as a source of great power, a medium by which certain ideologies can be conveyed to many people. Writing about this in the 1980s, Bennett argues that political and cultural


From Censorship to Rating System: Negotiations of Power in the Thai Film Industry

This is a conceptual paper to analyze the transformation of Thai film censorship in Thailand. The study reviews literature on the history of Thai film industry and film censorship in Thailand. A brief discussion on film censorship is reviewed in the earlier part of this paper. Censorship has been perceived as an obstacle to Thai


A Documentary Film on the Lives of Families of Filipino Journalists in Quezon Province Who Died in Line of Duty

This study is about the lives of the families of Filipino journalists is Quezon Province who died in line of duty most especially featuring the life of the family of Bert “Fausto” Sison. This study aimed to feature the lives of the families of Bert Sison as well as the families of the other victims


Who is Afraid of Gays and Lesbians? : Power and Politics of Queer Visibility in Kingsley Iruoegbu’s Law58

While most countries in Europe, America and Asia are taking a more critical look at their homophobic positions and granting recognition and acceptance to homosexuals, most African countries are clamping down more aggressively on the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual peoples. Nigeria is reputed to be one of the most homophobic countries in Africa.


My Own Little Television: Implications of the Conflation of Internet Broadcasting and Television Broadcasting in the Korean Context

Internet broadcasting jockey (BJs) has been a lucrative occupation in Korea, but it has not necessarily been a legitimate job. However, the recent boom in independent internet broadcasting shows spearheaded by an online video streaming service AfreecaTV has brought these shows and the BJs into the limelight. Not only do some of the popular BJs


The Role of Community-Based Media in Strengthening and Promoting Community Identity: A Case Study in the Thai Public Sphere

This paper analyses the role of community-based media in the Riverside community, an old and scenic location in Chanthaburi, Eastern Thailand. After being razed by conflagration and flood, the community has been regenerated by promoting itself as a cultural tourism destination. This community has started to produce its own media, and to use a wide


Mobile Telephony for Community Networking: A Study of Thai, Rohingya and Hmong Communities in Multicultural Australia

In situations of displacement from beloved landscapes and acquired tastes to the unfamiliar land, it is common for immigrants to retrieve what they have missed. Their actions may include the potential to recreate the atmosphere of their homeland in their new receiving lands, to maintain strong connections with people of the same groups, and to


The Reception of the Weird Sisters in Welles’s ‘Macbeth’ and Kurosawa’s ‘Throne of Blood’

This presentation will focus on the reception of the Weird Sisters of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) as supernatural beings with power over destiny and nature in Orson Welles’s Macbeth (1948) and Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957). Welles’s and Kurosawa’s receptions of the witches are acts of power in themselves, for the directors decide how


Shumang Leela A Platform for Cultural and Development Communication Discourse

Shumang Leela which means ‘Courtyard performance’ is a Manipuri theatrical art form considered to have developed in the 19th and 20th century. The paper discusses how the theatrical art form broke the monopoly of art as being accessible only by the upper caste, the so called elite sections of the society and began acting as


Government Officials Perceptions of Public Relations in Indonesia

This research attempts to illustrate the perception of Public Relations (PR) profession in Indonesia. Adapting past research from Sterne in 2010 which research described media perception in New Zealand, this particular research explore the perceptions not from the media, but from government officials. Information was extracted from representative of government officials since they represent the


Internet Users Attitudes towards Online Targeted Advertisements

Users leave their footprints about their interests while they are surfing on the internet. Companies have the opportunity of capturing user’s implict data on the internet by behavioural targeting. So that they can deliver the advertisements of the products or services that appeals to those consumers. Users are being exposed to targeted advertisements according to


Police-Community Relationship in Kuwait: Public Relation Approach

Police force is an important element of society which has been vigorously investigated by scholars and thoroughly examined by social researchers. This paper intends to explore the Kuwaiti police in relation to its community from a public relations perspective. The co-creational approach, a major public relations theoretical concept, assumes that both the police and the


Insights into the Coverage of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan’s English-Language Newspapers

In this presentation, Ms Finn-Maeda outlines the initial findings of the research she has conducted over the past two years for her Master of Arts in Communication degree. Her dissertation has examined the reporting of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan’s English-language newspapers, assessing whether the coverage could be said to have been alarming, reassuring,


Digitizing Local Trip: Global Connectivity of Spatial Narratives in Indonesian Web-Series

Indonesia’s local film creation has further flourished into many kinds of innovative narratives, giving them power to be autonomous and independent within Indonesia documentary/web-series industry. Popular Indonesian travel narratives emerge in an overflowing number, bringing the story of places in Indonesia within reach of global access. This paper will focus on a popular web-series Jalan


Advertorials as a Public Relations Tool and its Impact on Newspapers and Readers

Advertorials are regarded a potent form of communication, albeit with a reputation for deception. It is a portmanteau of two words advertising and editorial and refers to any piece of communication (in any media) that is sponsored by a brand and endorsed by a publisher. The key difference between advertorial and editorial content rests in


Wartime Colonial Paradise and Postwar Doom: The Uses of Place, Time, and Memory in Mikio Naruse’s ‘Floating Clouds’

Japanese director Mikio Naruse made over 89 films over the course of his career and many of them are considered classics. However, his best-known film is probably the 1995 film Floating Clouds. It is based on a novel by Showa-era novelist and prose writer Fumiko Hayashi, a writer’s whose work he frequently adapted for the


Left Behind: The Rural Children of Chinas Alternative Cinema

Against the narrative of success propagated by the Chinese government, China’s independent filmmakers have committed themselves towards articulating an alternative vision of her phenomenal transformation in recent years. One important subject is that of rural children being left behind by parents who go in search of better job prospects and lives in the city. Using


The Undercurrents of Media Convergence and Development of Viewers’ Gratification to News Consumption

A linkage between media convergence and a transformation to digital television (TV) is increasingly becoming a driving force to the significant changes in news consumption and production pattern in Thailand. Based on the Uses and Gratifications theory and a problem analysis, this paper develops a research framework on Thai-youth audiences’ gratifications to news consumption through


Critical Discourse Analysis of Thailand’s Film Acts (B.E. 2473 and B.E.2551)

Critical discourse analysis of Thailand’s Film Acts was studied by using the Critical discourse analysis of Norman Fairclough as an important system to analyze the authority and ideology of Thailand’s Film Acts, especially in film control laws, which are Film Act, B.E. 2473 and Film and Video Act, B.E. 2551. According to this study, King’