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Journalism & Communication
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Croatian diaspora in Australia Introduction Officially known as the Republic of Croatia (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2013), Croatia is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic that is bordering Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean; the country has been subdivided into 20 counties, Zagreb being the capital and largest city…
Croatian people have been dominant in many fields in the Australian society, especially in the sporting arena where they have made such a great impact by comprising the majority players in most Australian football clubs. This paper provides a critical analysis of the Croatian diaspora in Australia, development of media in the Croatian diaspora community in Australia, and examples of how media compares and contrasts to mainstream media on same key issues in the community, among other things. History of the Diaspora The concept of the diaspora grew out of the historic experience of scattering Jews outside their native lands and it implies that a whole community, usually a nation inhabiting a compact territory, underwent a forced dispersion. This concept was made popular in the sociology of migration in the 1990s and the relationship between the scattered communities and the homeland is crucial in defining the diaspora (Raggazi, 2009, p. 1). ...
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