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Contextual Approaches in Communication

Edited By 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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The Use of the Images of MOBESE Cameras in Television news: A New Type or Source?

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Introduction

Surveillance, at the simplest level, works as ‘surveillance of someone by another one.’ Also, according to the broad and comprehensive definition of Clarke (1988), “surveillance is action of observing/monitoring of communication or actions of one person or more people in a systematic way.” The main purpose is gathering information about specific individuals and their environment. The secondary purpose is ensuring that people refrain from certain actions and to dissuade them. In order to understand surveillance completely, its relationship with social supervision shouldn’t be overlooked. In this regard, as symbolic materials that will be retained by an organisation or community, surveillance that is indicative of supervision of knowledge and activities of ones in lower positions by ones in upper positions is inseparably intertwined with rulership and power relations (Dolgun, 2008, p. 39).

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