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This paper explains that the media is not always a neutral force in today's world. The author points out that, because of globalization, cultures a frequently bumping against each other, frequently with the influence of one taking ascendancy over the other. The paper relates that the media often act as agents of the governments involved.
From the Paper:"For centuries, people from Western countries have existed in colonial relationships with those people in non-Western societies. Such colonizing effects don't always come from any government that has dominion over the people. It can also come from the media that the government has reporting there. The Media in Southeast Asia. It is very simple to think of foreign media being a transient entity in countries once covered by war correspondents. The truth is that once a war is over, foreign media remains behind to cover the potential transformation of the country. The face of the media may change, from war correspondents to foreign correspondents covering politics, quality of life, or finances. In addition, information flows in the opposite direction, bringing news of Western culture to the other country. At such times, the Western media can help facilitate, or even become a part of, colonialism."
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