Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key-and often contentious-issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media. More than a critique, Democratizing Global Media offers positive alternatives, from peace journalism to popular movements toward democratizing media and public communication.
Robert A. Hackett is professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada. Yuezhi Zhao is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 Media Globalization, Media Democratization: Challenges, Issues, and Paradoxes Part 4 Part I: Media Globalization and Democratic Deficits: National and Regional Audits Chapter 5 2 Civil Society as Contested Concept: Media and Political Transformation in Eastern and Central Europe Chapter 6 3 Who Wants Democracy and Does It Deliver Food? Communication and Power in a Globally Integrated China Chapter 7 4 Contested Futures: Indian Media at the Crossroads Chapter 8 5 Changing Political Cultures and Media under Globalism in Latin America Chapter 9 6 Media in 'Globalizing' Africa: What Prospects for Democratic Communication? Part 10 Part II: Media and Democracy in Global Sites and Conflicts Chapter 11 7 Globalization, Regionalization, and Democratization: The Interaction of Three Paradigms in the Field of Mass Communication Chapter 12 8 Constructing Collective Identities and Democratic Media in a Globalizing World: Israel as a Test Case Chapter 13 9 The Iraq Conflict and the Media: Embedded with War Rather than with Peace and Democracy Chapter 14 10 Global Media Governance as a Potential Site of Civil Society Intervention Part 15 Part III: Modalities of Democratization Chapter 16 11 Beyond Wiggle Room: American Corporate Media's Democratic Deficit, Its Global Implications, and Prospects for Reform Chapter 17 12 Globalization, Communication, Democratization: Toward Gender Equality Chapter 18 13 Peace Journalism: A Global Dialog for Democracy and Democratic Media Chapter 19 14 Finding a Frame: Towards a Transnational Advocacy Campaign to Democratize Communication Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Contributors