Taylor's FSLM Journals

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Duterte’s image building in the 2016 Philippine presidential debates
Orville B. Tatcho
Abstract: Debates are an interesting platform for image building given that they are only partially controlled by the candidates. This study looks into how the then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte harnessed the potential of the 2016 Philippine presidential debates for image building. The objectives of the study were to explain the role of mediation in Duterte’s image building…
Social media privacy and the law: Perspectives from Malaysian and UK consumers
*Jason J Turner & Puteri Sofia Amirnuddin
Abstract: The aims of this study are two-fold: firstly to investigate the perspectives of individuals from Malaysia and the UK to understand their views of responsibility and areas of concern about social media in the context of their respective countries and secondly, to examine the role that the law has to play in protecting an individual within the context of social media privacy…
Adopting masculine traits to get ahead – An exploratory study of Malaysian female & male public relations practitioners’ job role & organisational position disparities
Chuan Tek Pheung
Abstract: This study explores the disparities in the job-role enactments and promotion opportunities of Malaysian female and male public relations practitioners, and the adoption of masculine traits by female practitioners to counter the male-biased and masculine-centric organisational glass ceiling. The significant contrast of a female majority PR industry and a mainly…
Debating vernacular school system in Malaysia: A comparative analysis of multi-lingual local newspapers
*Ong Sheau Wen & Ihediwa Samuel Chibundu
Abstract: The vernacular school system in Malaysia has long been controversial, with national integration a focal point. Oftentimes, the range of voices over issue definition and interpretation is linked to a process of inter-ethnic negotiation and contestation with media becoming an important platform for public debate. Building on the notion that media framing has important implications…
Convergence of visual interpretation through collective practices of masculinity in a Malaysian televised show
*Uma Rani A Rethina Velu & Surinderpal Kaur
Abstract: A televised show is much more than a mere tool of entertainment especially when it concerns concepts such as gender and masculinity. The dynamics of a television scene can articulate different discourses of masculinity within the interplay of its visual processes. These visual processes could create meanings that either reinforce or challenge societal notions of…