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COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND NATIONAL AGENDA : POLICIES, PARABLES AND PARADOXES FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA.

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Author(s): Samsudin A. Rahim

Journal: Jurnal Komunikasi : Malaysian Journal of Communication
ISSN 0128-1496

Volume: 21;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: broadcasting policies | telecommunication industry | youth development | human capital | social ills

ABSTRACT
This article gives an overview of the changing media landscape and its implication to youth development in Malaysia. In tandem with globalization, the Malaysian government had enacted several liberalization policies that paved the way for the commercialization, deregulation and privatization of broadcasting and telecommunication industries. Such initiatives resulted in media-rich environment and higher media penetration among young people in Malaysia. They are now having access to inflow of foreign programmes on local stations which many are of the opinion that there should be some kind of control and censorship over such programmes. The paradox is that the changing media landscape allows for the necessary growth of human capitals pertinent to nation building, but at the same time it is also blamed for the most of the on-going social maladies among the young.
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