Myanmar Media in Transition: Legacies, Challenges and Change

Myanmar Media in Transition: Legacies, Challenges and Change

Edited by Lisa Brooten, Jane Madlyn McElhone and Gayathry Venkiteswaran

Myanmar Media in Transition: Legacies, Challenges and Change is the first volume to overview the country’s contemporary media landscape, providing a critical assessment of the sector during the complex and controversial political transition. Moving beyond the focus on journalism and freedom of the press that characterizes many media-focused volumes, Myanmar Media in Transition also explores developments in fiction, filmmaking, social movement media and social media. Documenting changes from both academic and practitioner perspectives, the twenty-one chapters reinforce the volume’s theoretical arguments by providing on-the-ground, factual and experiential data intended to open useful dialogue between key stakeholders in the media, government and civil society sectors. Providing an overview of media studies in the country, Myanmar Media in Transition addresses current challenges, such as the use of social media in spreading hate speech and the shifting boundaries of free expression, by placing them within Myanmar’s broader historic social, political and economic context.

Gayathry Venkiteswaran is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, and member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising
Editors: Lisa Brooten, Jane Madlyn McElhone and Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Published: 2019
Pages: 407
Publisher: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

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