- “focus our attention on differences as well as similarities” and asks us to think in terms of patterned change rather than essential qualities.(Khorana, 2014.)
- create multi-directional media flows that derive from places like Hong Kong, Cairo, Bangkok, and Bombay.
- according to Curtin, these disrupt conventional structures of domination.
- are classified by their centralization of television and media production (Curtin, 2003).
Bangkok is the global social media capital, Honk Kong is a music media capital with the rising popularity and wealth of Cantopop or HKpop. The rise of globalisation in recent years has caused the new generation in Hong Kong to be influenced by Western ideaologies in film and television.
This can be seen through the emergence of crime Dramas in China and Hong Kong and also through the rise of advertising (Khorana, 2014.) The city’s emergence as a media capital depended on influences exerted by migration of cultural institutions and creative talent.
In 2009, many International students in Melbourne, Australia were attacked for their ethnicity, the majority being Indian. One attack was on a train where 7 men aged from 15-20 bashed a man by himself, events such as these have provoked mass media coverage. The Indian media responded to these events in a manner that spoke of Australia in a tarnished way, the coverage was ongoing and very unknown to the Australian media. Shukmani largely focuses on the Australian media’s response to this coverage that the attacks received in India. Indian media, it became clear, was not something to be taken lightly, as Khorana states in her text “Orientalising the Emerging Media Capitals: The Age on Indian TV’s Hysteria” (2012.)
Khorana, S. 2014. Television and the Emergence of ‘New’ Media Capitals, lecture notes in International Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong. 3rd September 2014.
Khorana, S. 2012, ‘Orientalising the Emerging Media Capitals: The Age on Indian TV’s‘Hysteria’, Media International Australia, (8/1/07-Current), 145, pp. 39-49.
Curtin, Michael (2009) ‘Matrix Media’. Television Studies After TV: Understanding Television in the Post-Broadcast Era. Eds Graeme Turner and Jinna Tay. London: Routledge. pp. 9–19.
Image: 2014. Buy Cantopop Gifts | idakoos. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.idakoos.com/gifts/cantopop. [Accessed 13 October 2014].
Image: 2014. Student attacked in Australia: One suspect held,Indian Consulate in touch with kin | The Indian Express. [ONLINE] Available at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/student-attacked-in-australia-one-suspect-held-indian-consulate-in-touch-with-kin/. [Accessed 13 October 2014].