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This past July Pokemon Go took the world by storm. In Pokemon Go citizens are able to make an avatar. The avatar moves based on the citizens movements. As the citizen travels creatures call Pokemon appear. When a Pokemon appears the citizen must capture them with a poke ball. Each time they capture a Pokemon they earn points. As release day for the game drew near nations were getting anxious. While nations such as the United States and New Zealand experienced success downloading the game, Australia was experiencing technical difficulties. When Australians were trying to play the game they could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Global Media News
Throughout the 21st century the LGBT movement has been on the rise. From same- sex marriages to television appearances LGBT citizens have become an integral part of Western culture. For non-Western nations though this is the opposite, particularly in Indonesia. In Indonesia the government states the LGBT movement threatens Indonesian culture. As stated by members of the Indonesian Broadcasting Cooperation "... anything besides heterosexuality is against the country’s values and norms" (Ramadhani, Jakarta). To decrease LGBT influence the Indonesian Broadcasting Cooperation declared no LGBT content to be aired on television. This LGBT content included "exposed LGBT characteristics, such as boys... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Global Media News
For years citizens lashed against long time usage of video games. They stated it increased laziness and made citizens anti-social. European scientists/researchers also noticed an "increase of about 4% in gamers' levels of aggression after playing violent games" (BBC). Other European scientists/researchers though have found otherwise. Some European scientists/researchers have found video games to be beneficial in detecting early signs of diseases. This was first seen in the United Kingdom. U.K. scientists/researchers have created a video game to detect early signs of dementia. The video game is called Hero Quest. The goal of Hero Quest is to assist a sailor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Global Media News
With Trump elected as President, many US citizens are terrified for what is to come. In response to the President-elect some U.S citizens are considering leaving the United States. One of the nations U.S citizens are considering is New Zealand. When the U.S election came to a close Immigration New Zealand stated their website became "temporarily inaccessible to users as a result of a significant increase in the volume of traffic" (Riley, CNN). According to Immigration New Zealand (INZ), "its website received 56,300 visits in a 24 hour period, an increase of almost 2,500%. The site has a daily average... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Global Media News
A few years ago the French government stated French culture was in danger and needed to be preserved. This danger was English culture seeping into French culture. To preserve French culture (arts) a 30 year French government policy was established. This government policy stated that radio stations must "...make sure 40% of the songs they play [ed] are [were] in French" (Schofield, BBC). This meant 4/10 French songs must be played on radio stations. In October 2015 French radio stations became hostile over the policy. This hostility ignited a policy boycott among radio stations. Some of these radio stations were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Global Media News
For this post will be heading back to the European Union to focus on radio regulations in Finland. According to Finnish law, the right to broadcasting (radio) is guaranteed to every Finnish citizen. With Finland having the highest internet usage, most broadcasting (radio) is done online. There are four broadcasters who cater to the Finnish public. These broadcasting services are The Voice, NRJ, Radio Nova, and Yle. The Voice, NRJ, and Radio Nova are private broadcasting sectors. Yle is a public broadcasting sector. To regulate these broadcasters two authorities were established. These were FICORA and MINTC. FICORA stands for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Global Media News
The focus for this post will be radio regulations under the SRMC in China. The SRMC stands for the State Radio Monitoring Center. The SRMC "... has 14 divisions, 9 state monitoring stations and two subordinate agencies" (Radio Station Management, State Radio Regulation Of China). It is also controlled by and assists the MITT and the BRR. The MITT stands for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The BRR stands for the Bureau of Radio Regulation. Under the MITT and BRR the SRMC's job is to regulate radio station's spectrum's. An overview of where the SRMC is within the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Global Media News
If you think the social media clown phenomenon was only in the United States, you are living in a bubble. Clown sightings and incidents were recently reported by The Guardian that they have made their way to England. Origins as to how this clown craze has become such a huge epidemic is believed to have been traced back to a famous movie. This famous movie was called Penny Wise. The movie was based on Stephen King's famous horror story called "It". The story was about an evil clown. However, the exact reason for the clowns appearances has yet to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Global Media News
For this post our focus is on radio regulations in China. Radio regulations in China are characterized as strictly supervised and influential. China has used radio as a tool in order "to extend its political influence and boost its image" (China Profile-Media, BBC). They also use it to control information that appears threatening to the Communist party/Chinese government. With China extending it's political influence to more than 2,600 state owned radio stations, it cannot regulate these stations alone. To assist with radio regulations throughout the nation a Bureau was established. This bureau is called the MITT or formally known as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Global Media News
Our focus for this post is the smaller Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). While SBS reaches a multi ethnic and multi cultural audience, it reaches a greater linguistic audience compared to the ABC. While the ABC's radio content is translated in to 7 different languages, the SBS translates its content into 74 different languages. This makes SBS not a national broadcaster. Rather SBS is categorized as a language broadcaster. This is because it not only has Australian listeners. It also has listeners from other nationalities tuning in as well. With radio content being translated in to 74 different languages for its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Global Media News
Located west of New Zealand and south of Asia in the Indian Ocean lies one of Britain's old colonies. With a population of 22.7 million people, Australia has become another media powerhouse to be reckoned with. Through radio, Australia relays local and national news freely compared to many other nations. Though Britain shadows over Australian economics, politics, and culture, Australia has established its' own unique media regulations in radio. In Australia there are two broadcasting corporations that dominate radio. These broadcasting corporations are the ABC and the SBS. The ABC stands for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The SBC stands for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Global Media News
Located in the beautiful South Pacific lies 332 islands and 522 islets. When combined the number of islands and islets form the beautiful Fiji Islands. With a population of almost 909,389 civilians living amongest the islands, the Fiji Islands is dedicated to bringing local news through it's media power sources (TV/Newspaper/Radio). Though the media is dedicated to bringing local news to it's civilians, the radio stations bring a variety of local content. While these radio stations bring a variety of local content, the corporation/broadcasting companies who own these radio stations must follow a set of established codes. These codes established... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Global Media News
Regulations on Canadian content under the CRTC have not just seeped their way in to radio stations. They have seeped their way in to the movie/TV production industry as well. With the United States consistently going to Canada to film their movie/TV shows due to "Vancouver’s talented technical labour pool, comprehensive studio infrastructure, and a low Canadian dollar", the United States threatens to culturally imperialize the Canadian movie/TV production industry. To preserve Canadian movie/TV content the CRTC has established a system in which Canadian screenwriters must follow in order to have their movie/TV show be considered Canadian. The system established... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Global Media News
With a population at around 34.7 million citizens, Canada is considered to be a media powerhouse. From radio to newspapers to TV, Canada keeps the public up to date on local and global news. However, with the United States being it's southern neighbor, it has threatened to infiltrate most of the Canadian media. To preserve Canadian culture and content, rules and regulations were established. These rules controlled how much Canadian content must be played in order to reduce the amount of US content that threatens to infiltrate the media. The first media outlet which will be the focus of this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Global Media News
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