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Red - the new black: China-UK publishing

Arts Council England is currently exploring the Chinese publishing sector and its existing export links, particularly in relation to the UK and to supporting cultural exchange via literary translation, through their Grants for the arts programme. As part of this work, the Arts Council commissioned...

Election 2007: media policy

The single most important reform the next Australian government should make in the media policy field is to make ?freedom of expression? and ?the provision of resources for informed citizenship? the centre piece of Australian media/communications policy. The best means of doing so would be...

Nation states and networks of flows: the role of the state in Jordan's ICT enabled development

This paper argues that Information and Communications Technology enabled development needs to be conceptualised within a dialectic process of globalisation where, on the one hand, the flow of capital, commodities and information are expanding and accelerating while, on the other, nation states are essential components...

Australia & the world: international comparisons

Comparisons between Australia and other countries in terms of: Number of feature films produced; Production investment; Number of films released; Cinema screens; Cinema admissions; Admissions per capita; Cinema ticket price index; Box office; Top films' box office share; and Domestic films' share.

Three perspectives on China

Three very different perspectives on China and the media... from the changing nature of propaganda to the globalisation of the Chinese cinema and television industry. Interviews with Professor John Sinclair, ARC Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University; Professor Michael Curtin, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA); and...

China on my mind

Peter Ellingsen on the failure of imagination in journalism and the difficulties of reporting on China. China shines. It radiates possibility. If it were a fashion it would be the new black. My problem is that I remember the old darkness. At least I think...

An international proposal for a plurilateral anti-counterfeiting trade agreement

This discussion paper provides information on a new treaty being proposed by Japan, the EU, the US and Switzerland, provisionally called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The paper is divided into three parts, firstly setting out details of the proposed instrument, then addressing the place...
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Western inscriptions on Indonesian bodies: representations of adolescents in Indonesian female teen magazines

This article describes how girls' magazines in Indonesia perform seemingly contradictory dual roles: the dissemination of modernity and the preservation of tradition. The paradoxical nature of the magazines mirrors the paradoxical nature of young girls as constructed by society.

Averting crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific

This report argues that America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain. It suggests that a strategy of collective defence is fast becoming necessary as a way of offsetting shortfalls in...

Strong and free? The future security of Australia's north

This report argues that ‘there is a need to reconceptualize northern Australia, as a single scalable defence and national security ecosystem.’ This ecosystem should be developed to ‘deliver integrated support to current and future ADF and national security operations.’