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BCM 111: IT’S TIME TO WRAP-UP

Time passed, so fast and cheerily. These 12 weeks of BCM 111 lectures and tutorials thought me a lot of new things and made me more self confident and aware of important issues such as global media values and media bias. I learnt a completely new perspective of what happens around the world, an international perspective which will be useful for me to approach media and everyday events. Continua a leggere

FRAMING CLIMATE CHANGE: A FALSE BALANCE?

It is tried and true that when two friends met, the most common question they use to ask to each other is: “What’s the weather like?” or something like “How good is the weather?”. Weather forecasts and conditions are the most common argument of discussion and everybody is concerned about that. Continua a leggere

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A PREPARATORY REFLECTION ON GLOBAL MEDIA

The media are becoming more global. This global media was encouraged by new digital and satellite that make global market more cost-effective and more profitable. However, the rise of this global media does not mean to be better. In fact it is worsen the working of perfect democracy that is, political system based on the formal right to vote. Continua a leggere

HUMOR TRANSLATION AND THE RULE OF DUBBING

 

Does humor always need to be translated to make sense to a global audience?

Professor Turnbull asked us at the end of her ‘Television in translation’ lecture. A really engaging question which made me consider many aspects of TV shows and comedies. Continua a leggere

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FROM THE WEST TO THE REST? THE EMERGENCE OF CONTRA-FLOWS

Have you ever seen “The Big Brother”? And what about “Master Chef”? I’m sure you have seen the ” ‘Got Talent” talent show as well. These type of programmes are broadcasted in many countries in the world as an outcome of the so said ‘Media Capital Flows’, that is the flow of media from a capital to another in the world thanks to emerging relations among countries. Continua a leggere

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NOLLYWOOD AS A POWERFUL STORYTELLER

The Nigerian video industry, commonly known as “Nollywood”, has rapidly developed in the past few years becoming, according to UNESCO, the second largest film industry in terms of the sheer number of films produced (April 2009 survey).
As we read in Onookome Okome essay, it was inaugurated in Lagos and since 2000 it has gone from one international Film Festival to another, gaining a very huge success. Continua a leggere

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BEING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN AUSTRALIA: HERE I AM!

I’m smiling. I’ve just opened my lecture note and read the headline of one of the readings for this week. “Why is English so dominant and which English?”. I’m smiling because some pieces of memory have just come to my mind. Continua a leggere

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THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL?

This is my first post for International Media and Communication, so I’d firstly like  to introduce myself and welcome you into my blog! My name is Vera, I’m an exchange student from the University of Bologna, Italy, where I’m attending a master degree in Mass Media and Politics. I live here for a month and I really appreciate the opportunities and experiences the University of Wollongong is giving to me! Continua a leggere

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