Strategy Towards Political Communication

The internet is a social platform for many individuals wherein it is considered as a portal of freedom of expression. However, it is of common idea that in China, this is controlled by the government. They are not considered to be a part of this reality that puts messages on web to be able to fight for an idea. Everything is under the powers of the highest positions in the country. It affects the relations of the nation to its governing body for there are some censorship measures which hold back the processes of having an outlet of opinions. It is also related to the tourists because being in China, they must comply with the existing policies of the country.

This control of the internet access inhibits individuals to maximize the use of the facility which is for research and communication. There may be certain prohibitions for the data usage but the country is still given some means to have such tool for news, entertainment and opportunities for business. This enclosure for the platform disconnects China from the other countries that are very much vocal with all that is happening. There are reforms in the political side of China and this actively implies that the exchange of some political processes are also disregarded from the web usage. The Chinese community have generally adapted to this policies which make them create websites that comply with the rules present. The sensitive topics are censored and media sites are blocked and this reflects how their culture and beliefs for they somehow enclose what are truly going on with their country. The influence of the government when it comes to this aspect of the generation is very powerful and the people are left with no choice but to follow and deal with the strategy towards protecting their country.

The Reason Behind It

The internet is a powerful web tool and China is prohibiting people from creating it an avenue to voice out and there are numerous reasons behind it. The Constitution of China believes that having a platform may break certain laws and regulations of the country. This may contribute to overthrowing the government or the socialist system of China. Having different opinions, they may create a conflict for there is a division brought about the country. In addition, it may create hatred and discrimination among the nationalities. The destruction of the society is suggested because of the rumors that may arise and the distortion of the truth. Furthermore, there may be the promotion of gambling, violence and murder from the people. Another issue is having terrorism opportunities as well as criminal activity from the citizens. What’s more to this is that the reputation of the different state organizations and administration is protected. The regulation of this aspect in China is tightened to make sure that the processes and actions done by the government are given security for it reflects the political leaders who are governing and taking charge of everything in the country. They stand firm when it comes to this and the implementation is quite effective for even tourists are required to comply with the policies. The sanctions are existing so people who disobey the law have certain consequences to face. Furthermore, even the internet service providers are being in the circle for the successful implementation of the laws.

This gives such a strong perception of China from the other countries for they are so closed. Its as if they have this need to cover up some wrongdoings in whatever venture that is going through with the country. It leads to how they want the people be just followers and have the politicians control everything.

People digest what they want to digest from the news

People select the info they only like or believe in.

People select the info they only like or believe in.

 

A lot of people still seek more news and information over the Internet, and even other types of media that strongly support their political identity or what they believe in. They continue to selectively uncover themselves to the ideologically like-minded newsflash and elude info that does not bring into line our antecedent attitudes.

In a 2008 paper, by political geniuses Lance Bennett and Shanto Iyengar, they claim that in the current media industry, spectators do not have a shared context for acquiring and understanding news and information.

It is said there and they claim that with the propensity to selectively seek out content, our news and online info picks have become identical with our political identities, or just what the viewers want to hear or see.  This movement towards selectivity makes a strong motivation for media and news to fit and sell their content to an ideologically interested audience, making the content less objective that it should be.  The outcome is that systems of news uses current serve to emphasize, reinforce and make more ideologically consistent the viewpoints, rather than just giving challenging information that might temperate them. Bennett and Iyengar also recommend to these organizations a second dimension to this selectively. To those with less curiosity in public affairs, are currently dodging news all together, selecting instead to involve themselves with entertainment media and other related content.

Viewers only select the communication that are aligned with their political ideologies.

Viewers only select the communication that are aligned with their political ideologies.

In a 2009 report, researchers Lance Holbert and Kelly Garrett responded that it isn’t clear if people manage to choose the type of information that strengthens their perspectives and avoid the ones that counter their attitudes. With a series of reports, the authors declare that while it is true that people are engrossed to news and info that they agree with, they do not necessarily avoid the ones which they disagree with.

 

Photos from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8683055/China-says-accusation-state-was-behind-massive-cyber-attacks-is-irresponsible.html and http://plateofwander.com/linan-me-student-home-invasion-part-ii/

Media in the formation of Identity in Asia

Children today have increasingly engage themselves in technology every day.

Children today have increasingly engage themselves in technology every day.

As we go through our every day lives, we get to encounter different types of communication, whether it may be to one person, or even to a large group of people. With this, we begin to develop certain identities within ourselves. According to Martin & Nakayama, identity is created by the development of one’s self, in spurts, through communication over long period of time. Identities are also formed due to the influences of the different factors of society.

 

It is difficult in this century where in young people are surrounded by a lot of influential imagery, most especially in the popular media. Identity can no longer be formed merely in just a small community or a group of people, like your family. Today, arguably, everything seems to be media-saturated. It is pretty much obvious that in forming and nurturing an identity of a young man or woman, would definitely make use of imagery from the popular media. In the current times, it is pretty normal for kids to have their gadgets, cellphones and tablets on a daily basis. They would also have a way of accessing the web, whether it may be from their own technologies, in school or even at home. Although internet access can also be tamed with the consent of the parents, and how far they are willing to give freedom to their child. With this, the sense of one’s self is somehow shaped with the help of their parents. It is how they are raised as they grow up: they way they are dressed, how they act towards other people, etc. It is important to establish the identity the person, even at an early age. So as they grow up, whatever factors may occur, their self is still intact because of the core identity that they are nurtured with.

It is important for the family  to form and nurture the identity of their child.

It is important for the family to form and nurture the identity of their child.

 

Photos from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9516978/Child-raising-costs-increased-by-12-per-cent.html and http://lifereallymatters.com/preschoolers-outperform-college-students-figuring-gadgets/