The nice side of Twitter

Written by Terry Flew on September 10, 2015

I must say I am often someone who wonders about Twitter. While I work with some of the world’s leading researchers into Twitter, such as Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess, I am also sympathetic to the view that it can be a platform for planetary level public shaming and virtue signalling.

We should not necessarily criticise people for engaging in low-cost forms of public participation. As Barbie Zelizer has recently noted, responses to images such as that of the body

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Copyright Laws and Developing Countries

Written by Terry Flew on November 29, 2013

Reposted from Polity independent Blog.

There has been a major international debate in recent years about whether creative industries provide new opportunities for developing countries to benefit economically from their abundant cultural resources. Studies such as UNCTAD’s Creative Economy reports, as well as UNESCO’s Creative Economy 2013 report, have identified ways in which the creative industries offer new opportunities for culturally sustainable economic development.

I discuss these policies in my book Global Creative Industries. UNCTAD recommends understanding cultural policy in developing

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Transforming Policy: Between Media Policy and Digital Content Strategies in East Asia

Written by Terry Flew on March 19, 2013

Transforming Policy: Between Media Policy and Digital Content Strategies in East Asia

Paper presented to Anticipating the wave: the transformation of East Asian media industries, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 18 March 2103

Terry Flew, Professor of Media and Communications, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

In the public policy literature, a distinction is sometimes made between the protective state and the enabling state (Flew 2007: 174-81). In media policy, the protective state is concerned in some instances with protection

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