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Media Imperialism The Impacts of Global Media on Local Cultures and Identities
Journalism & Communication
Pages 25 (6275 words)
The Impacts of Global Media on Local Cultures and Identities in the Middle East Abstract A great deal has been written on the Impacts of globalization on the media, yet the very definition of the term globalization is a hotly discussed one in academia. Since the overall impact of globalization is diverse i.e.
Although it would be very difficult to believe that any of these views are absolutely right, but nevertheless globalization and its relationship with the media should not be ignored outright. Media plays a vital role in creating the link between the different cultures and works as the fastest mode of spreading the aspects of the world cultures. This may create good or bad impacts on the local values and culture, grasped or adopted by the local people. This research is intended to develop a deep understanding of the impact of global media on local cultures and identities in the Middle East with a specific focus on the United Arab Emirates. The Research will look at the numerous theories on the impacts and critical interpretations of the global media on local cultures. Introduction Globalization is the process of integration and interaction of people, organizations and governments of different nations. It is the increased transnational movement of individuals and resources driven by global investment and trade, enhanced by information technology. Globalization affects people’s culture, economic development and political systems of different societies across the world. Although globalization is not a new phenomenon, policy and development in technology over the past few decades have enhanced globalization through increase in cross-border trade and investments. ...
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