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Trends in Media and Communication Research in Malaysia
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2013. vi, 134 pp.
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Trends in Media and Communication Research in Malaysia 179 – 181
Unity in diversity: Inculcating the concept of 1Malaysia through local television programmes Sabariah Mohamed Salleh 183 – 195
Normalising breastfeeding: What can media do to help? Emma Mohamad 196 – 210
The social reality of blogging and empowerment among Malaysian bloggers Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Michael Bromley and John Cokley 210 – 221
Acceptance of social innovation in Malaysia: Advocacy and the impact of government transformation programme (GTP) Maizatul Haizan Mahbob, Wan Idros Wan Sulaiman, Samsudin A. Rahim, Wan Azreena Wan Jaafar and Wan Sharazad Wan Sulaiman 222 – 236
Utilising information and communication technologies (ICT) for development: What research contributes Ali Salman, Mohd Yusof Hj. Abdullah, Jamaluddin Aziz, Abdul Latiff Ahmad and Chang Peng Kee 237 – 248
Understanding visual metaphor: The importance of documentary historiography in audience reading Mohd Nor Shahizan Ali, Mat Pauzi Abd. Rahman, Ali Salman, Mohd. Azul Mohammad Salleh and Hasrul Hashim 249 – 257
Peace journalism: Implications of war and peace news amongst Malaysian audience Faridah Ibrahim, Normah Mustaffa, Fauziah Ahmad, Chang Peng Kee and Wan Amizah Wan Mahmud 258 – 269
Interethnic tolerance among multiethnic youth: Accommodating differences in the construction of social citizenship Fauziah Ahmad, Ali Salman, Samsudin A. Rahim, Latiffah Pawanteh and Abdul Latiff Ahmad 270 – 285
Epistephilic forces in Malaysian indie documentary: Three scenarios Badrul Redzuan Abu Hassan and Roslina Abdul Latifabu 286 – 303
Doing Business with the New Japan: Succeeding in America’s Richest International Market by James D. Hodgson, Yoshihiro Sano, and John L. Graham Reviewed by Don R. McCreary 305 – 307
A Critical Ethnography of ‘Westerners’ Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai by Phiona Stanley Reviewed by Juyuan Li 308 – 312