Media and communication research has closely followed the profound transformations undergone by global media systems in the past decade. Media research in the Asia-Pacific region, initially dominated by development oriented and cultural concerns, has evolved, taking into its sweep important critical, technological, political and cultural issues and frameworks to examine and understand the uses and implications of media in this region. This issue of the APME aims at reflecting the variety and diversity of concerns, research orientations and perspectives that have come to characterize the regional media and communication research. It constitutes a modest attempt to showcase some of the manifold currents that motivate and inform media practice and critique within specific cultural context. It represents therefore a voyage of discovery and exploration into the world of culturally specific communication research and scholarship.
Recommended CitationBanerjee, I., Editorial: In this issue, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 9, 2000, 3-5.