Post-Communism and the Media in Eastern Europe

Post-Communism and the Media in Eastern Europe

by Patrick H. O'Neil

Hardback Publication Date: 30/04/1997

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Since the collapse of communism in 1989 eastern Europe has experienced a fundamental transformation in its economic, political and social institutions. Observers of the region have often viewed the media as little more than instruments of propaganda in the hands of the party-states which can now be easily remade into independent sources of communication. However, the function and effects of the media within communist and post-communist eastern Europe have been more diverse than such generalizations would lead us to believe. This study, an investigation of the media in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria by American and East European scholars, seeks to outline both the general legacies of communism that confront media reform in eastern Europe, as well as point to how the specific interaction between the media, state, society and market has led to the development of particular and unique dynamics in each case.
ISBN:
9780714647654
9780714647654
Category:
Media studies
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-04-1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x13mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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