Philippine radio: a short history of a medium in crisis

Forbes, Amy (2005) Philippine radio: a short history of a medium in crisis. In: Proceedings of the 2005 Melbourne Radio Conference. pp. 289-297. From: Radio in the World, 11 - 14 July 2005, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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From its inception in the early 1920s, radio as a mass communication medium in the Philippines has performed a variety of roles in shaping the social, economic and political landscape of the country. Yet, there is a dearth of written accounts of the history of this important mass medium. This paper represents an attempt to address this gap as well as to highlight the pre-eminence of radio as an instrument of change in the Philippines during the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the thirty-year Marcos dictatorship. It aims to show how radio has been utilised effectively in times of crisis while itself experiencing a crisis borne out of neglect and abuse.

Item ID: 8353
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-921166-12-9
Keywords: Philippines, radio, history, martial law
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