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The role of internet and satellite channels in cultural and political changes in developing countries: A review of research findings

Eivazi, Mohammad Rahim (2010) The role of internet and satellite channels in cultural and political changes in developing countries: A review of research findings. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Universiti Utara Malaysia, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9789832078456

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Media like internet and satellites have significantly changed the political and cultural interactions of political groups, so that it overshadows the concept of border as one of the element of governments and nations. Therefore, this research report focuses on awareness – based on indices like education, income, employment, etc. among others – in selection of the programs and contents of the above-mentioned media and their effects. It also clarifies the range of influences from these media and their power which can clear the way for a realistic approach in dealing with their consequences in Iran and in programming for meeting challenges like cultural invasion. The results show that political-cultural changes in developing countries cannot be clarified focusing on a single factor, since they do not have causal relationship with media like internet and satellite and should be studied taking into account other influential factors. Therefore, the functionality of these media can be noticed taking into account the environmental conditions and considering them as medium factors.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet, satellite, cultural-political changes, telecommunications, socialization, political socialization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 07:30
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 07:30
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2534

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