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Globalisation and the Media

Synopsis
Explores the media’s involvement in shaping public opinion during the ‘War on Terrorism’ and Globalisation. Offers a wide range of viewpoints from broadcasters, journalists, computer hackers, media activists, and news editors.

Also includes a report on the violent suppression of the alternative media in the USA, Nigeria, Britain and Italy. Shows how new technology, such as the internet and camcorders, is challenging the role of the traditional news gatherer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2002
Notes
Available for free online viewing or download at http://www.undercurrents.org/video.htm. The DVD also includes the MARK THOMAS LIVE POLITICAL COMEDY SHOW (60 minutes) and REACH FOR THE SKY (40 minutes)
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
media reporting; news reporting; public opinion; globalisation

Online availability

URI
http://www.undercurrents.org/video.htm Online
Delivery
Download

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2003

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
£!4.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2006

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2003

Distributor

Name

Undercurrents

Email
info@undercurrents.org
Web
http://www.undercurrents.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01792 455900
Address
Old Exchange
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY
Notes
A not-for-profit producer and distributor of UK and global counter-culture content. Working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters, Undercurrents focuses on social and environmental issues and has some unique footage of campaigns and video activism. There is also a podcast series on eco-living entitled LIVING IN THE FUTURE. Some productions are available for purchase on DVD and others are streamed free online, via the webvideo section of the website.

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