Taylor's FSLM Journals

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Limitations and Potential of the Internet in Journalism Practice in Iran
Ali A. Kia
Abstract: Radio and television in Iran are owned and run by the government. Also, as stipulated by the Press Law, all print publications operate only under the supervision of the government. Violators under the Press Law will be tried in special courts established for such purpose. Violations include calumny,1 blasphemy, circulating false information, propagating against the…
Radio as an Educational Media: Impact on Agricultural Development
*Mohammad Reza Nazari & Abu Hassan Hasbullah
Abstract: The radio is a powerful communication tool. It has proved to be the most effective media in promoting agriculture and development in rural areas, particularly as a tool for the delivery of quick information. A quasi-experimental study was designed to determine the effectiveness of the radio as an educational media to transfer agricultural information…
Essence of Ethics in Communication in a Global Climate
Geetanee Napal
Abstract: The implications of unethical conduct can no longer be overlooked if the intention is to protect one’s reputation, hence the importance of having detailed codes of ethics and quality communication devices in business. The cultivation of a moral culture through appropriate modes of communication is a necessary condition if the business corporation is to …
Representation of French Muslim Minorities in a New Zealand Newspaper*
Shah M. Nister J. Kabir
Abstract: The relationships between race, religion and poverty have created a dangerous equation in France, and their destabilising effects are visible in current French society. Based on an analysis of news coverage, however, this study suggests that the newspaper, The Press downplayed a major social crisis facing Muslim minorities by focusing on an imaginary…
The New Face of Media in Post-Soviet Countries: an Empirical Study of the Perception of Journalism Students Towards Media in Kyrgyzstan
Elif Asude Tunca
Abstract: The Mass Media is the most important public organiser as well as a source of active power not only in democratic environments but also in countries going through the process of democratisation. The collapse of the USSR revealed that the media was used by the political structure in the Soviet bloc as a means of propaganda at the service of existing economic and…
Concept of ‘Glass Ceiling’ in the Print Media of Pakistan
Ushba Ismail
Abstract: The ‘glass ceiling’ is a concept that frequently refers to barriers faced by women, who attempt or aspire to attain senior positions in any organisation. It is a barrier that prevents women in any organisation to excel or reach the top position. Print media is of vital importance as compared to other media. The concept of glass ceiling prevails strongly in the print media of Pakistan which has a less number of female staff, particularly working…
Using Online Discussion Boards to Promote Active Learning in Formulating Research Questions
*Rajani Chandra Mohan, Premala Balasubramaniam & Indraselvi Pararajasingam
Abstract: In the past ten years, asynchronous communication media such as Online Discussion Boards have been used widely in schools as well as in tertiary institutions. Simultaneously, pedagogical practice has leaned towards student-centred learning. As such, there is a need to investigate the role of an asynchronous communication medium such…
A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Approach to Socio-cultural and Academic Adjustment Experiences of International Students
*Thavamalar Thuraisingam & Parvinder Kaur Hukam Singh
Abstract: Malaysia has had a degree of success in establishing itself as a regional education hub in recent years and private higher education institutions are significant players that dominate the international student market because more than 50% of the international student population in Malaysia is enrolled in these institutions. The phenomenon of adjustment…