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Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (MIA)

Edited by Liz Jacka and Sue Turnbull
No. 121 / November 2006, School of English, Media Studies and Art History in association with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

The latest issue of Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (MIA) published by the School of English, Media Studies and Art History in association with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, is devoted to 50 Years of Australian Television.

In addition to providing insightful views into the current state and changes in Australian media policies, issue No. 121 of MIA, edited by Liz Jacka and Sue Turnbull and published shortly after the Australian parliament passed sweeping changes to media laws in October 2006, brings a selection of scholarly and expert articles on the topic. The legislation represented a compromise from the very start. It was caught between the desire to finally abolish the cross-media and foreign ownership rules and so further liberalise media markets and the felt need to maintain a species of protectionism. In these media reforms, much faith was vested in the autonomous powers of new technologies whether mobile television or fashionable Internet services such as YouTube and MySpace to take media diversity to new heights while bestowing a cornucopia of content and services.

Subscription inquires: miacp@uq.edu.au.

Contact: Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (MIA), School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia; tel.: +61 7 3365 3102; fax: +61 7 3365 2799; e-mail: miacp@uq.edu.au; www.emsah.uq.edu.au/mia/issues/miacp121.html