The Political Economy of Communication

This publication arises from the political economy section of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR). It showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. The journal especially invites contributions which reflect upon the political economy of communication as an evolving field of intellectual inquiry.

Martin Hirst, Deakin University
Wayne Hope, Auckland University of Technology
Peter Thompson, Victoria University of Wellington

Editorial Advisory Board
Janet Wasko - University of Oregon
Graham Murdock - University of Loughborough/University of Auckland
Vincent Mosco - Queen’s University
Helena Sousa - University of Minho
Rodrigo Gomez Garcia - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
John Sinclair - University of Melbourne
Randall Nichols - Bentley University
Dwayne Winseck - Carleton University
Peichi Chung - The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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Vol 2, No 1

Table of Contents


Editorial HTML PDF
Wayne Hope, Peter Thompson, Martin Hirst


A Temporalized Internet HTML PDF
Robert Hassan
Al Jazeera’s Changing Editorial Perspectives and the Saudi-Qatari Relationship HTML PDF
Tarek Cherkaoui
Twenty-Five Years after the Fall: From Communist Monopoly to Foreign Control over Local Owners: Media Ownership and Its Effects on Journalism in Central Europe HTML PDF
Angelika W. Wyka-Podkowka


Press Freedom Discourse after Leveson: Ethics, Elections and Media Concentration in Australia HTML PDF
Tim Dwyer
The Audiovisual Law of Argentina and the Changing Media Landscape HTML PDF
Martin Becerra, Guillermo Mastrini
A New Hope or a Lost Cause? The EBU’s Vision 2020 Report and the Future of Public Service Media HTML PDF
Peter Thompson