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A Global Village

The idea of globalisation surrounds the idea of interconnectedness within the world and between nations, particularly facilitated through technology. The global communication environment is media saturated and offers information overload and access to a virtual global community. (Khorana 2014) However, … Continue reading

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Global News

In the modern world, news is delivered through countless channels, including TV, online platforms such as social media, newspapers and radio, current affairs are almost inescapable. Thus, media platforms are created for people to communicate and share their opinions on … Continue reading

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Drama Appropriation without Dramatic Changes

Adaptation is a critical aspect of television and film crossing national and cultural borders. Cultural adaptation of media products, in particular TV shows, allows foreign audiences to enjoy these shows in their own cultural context. However, the success of an … Continue reading

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Look at moiye… I got one word to say to you, Appropriation.

There seems to be an ongoing trend for T.V companies from one country, taking the idea of a successful comedy series from another, and appropriating it to create their own version for their audience, in the hope that it will … Continue reading

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Emergence of New Media Capitals

It’s no surprise that America is a major media capital as they encounter a mass inflow of media and information that is then dispersed globally. In particular, Hollywood is a centre for the finance, production and distribution of television programs. … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures

The notion of crossover cinema encapsulates films that have the potential to become successful in international markets due to broader themes that international audiences can relate to (Gupta P, 2013). As Khorana, S (2013) elaborates, this form of cinema manifests … Continue reading

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Which Wood do you Watch?

The Indian film industry is the largest filmmaking industry in the world, and yet you wouldn’t know it. Nollywood comes in at third, and yet who actually knew it existed? Films produced in India and Nigeria, in comparison to those of … Continue reading

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