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The Independent Media of New Zealand

"This article first details what exactly independent media are in the mediated landscape. Then it explores the historical role of press freedom, democracy, and wealth in creating a robust independent media sphere. Finally, this article will ask important questions about New Zealand that should challenge the academic community which examines independent media. ..." – By Linda Jean Kenix

Postcolonial Media Theory

"The postcolonial is a floating signifier which may refer to a theory or an object, the historical period following formal independence, or an intellectual tradition, a newly independent nation-state or a nation historically shaped by colonial dynamics. As a theoretical framework, postcolonial studies emerged in the 1980s around thinkers established in the heart of the empire and hailing from the Middle Eastern and South Asian diasporas. ..." – By Juan Llamas-Rodriguez and Viviane Saglier

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