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Contextual Approaches in Communication

Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Contexual Approaches in Communication is a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of communication issues: social responsibility, social media, cyberbullying, interpersonal communication, gender issues and the impact of Facebook, advertising, television and mobese cameras. The book addresses educators, researchers, social students and teachers and it will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a communication context.
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Greek Community Radio in Turkey: İHO TİS POLİS



It might be said that community radios are the media which are used by society or people who have common ideas, characteristics, interests, or ownership (Possi, 2003, p. 167–169). Community radios are the kind of media which ensure media plurality, freedom of speech, diversity of content, and representation of distinct groups and interests of society; they encourage public and gender balanced access, support for cultural diversity, self governance and media literacy, open dialogue at the local level, transparency, and voice the sound of the voiceless, becoming the voice of the people (Milan, 2009, p. 600). Community radios are used for mobilisation, sensitisation, and education for holistic development. Community radios are small-scale and they are non-profit seeking, open, or accountable to the community which they serve. They are essentially run by volunteers, are open to the participation of community members in terms of programme making and governance, enable participation and access in terms of integrating the non-professional media producers in the work, and contribute to social change. Community radios can serve communities of interest, geographical communities, and cultural communities. The key role of community radio is to green tolerance and pluralism in society. Community radios provide a public broadcasting service and present accessibility for all. On the other hand, they serve reproduction and representation of common, shared interests. In this sense, community radios present a tool of empowerment for the marginalised communities. Under the framework of all these features, community radios constitute a separate subgroup...

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