Category Archives: BCM111

American remakes of British TV shows… No.

If theres one thing I know, it’s the fact that Americans generally make British TV shows shit. I don’t know what it is… American TV shows in general (Friends, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, The Walking Dead) are awesome. … Continue reading

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The projection and perceptions of Muslim & Arab culture in the media

Professor Ellen Seiter’s, study on film viewing across cultures has made me think about the topic further, analysing my personal opinion on the way in which different cultures, particularly Arabic cultures, are perceived. Ellen is a professor at the School … Continue reading

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Climate change: The false balance of voices in the media

Throughout the course of the Media and Communications component of my degree, it has come to my attention that the media is.. shock horror.. not as reliable, honest and unbiased as we (members of society and the public) want it … Continue reading

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Gender bias & sexism in Australian humour

Irony lies in the gap between how the character views themselves and how the audience sees them; this is where the humour is, and this is what often gets lost ‘in translation’ (Turnbull) This irony and therefor humour also tends … Continue reading

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Nollywood & Globalisation

Sukhmani brought up an interesting topic during the week 4 lecture, which relates directly to my week 2 BCM111 blog post ‘The global village~ An interactive utopia?’. She asked the question of whether Nigeria’s film industry is an example of globalisation … Continue reading

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Australia: ‘the lucky country’~ Violent attacks on Indian students

Australia previously has been known to be paradise to international students.  We are extremely advantaged here, not only because our country is absolutely beautiful with little poverty or corruption, but also in consideration to our education system. Thousands have found comfort, a new life, and … Continue reading

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The global village~ An interactive utopia?

‘Globalisation refers to an international community influenced by technological development and economic, political, and military interests. It is characterised by a worldwide increase in interdependence, interactivity, interconnectedness, and the virtually instantaneous exchange of information.’ (O’Shaughnessy & Stadler 2012, p. 458) … Continue reading

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