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Year: 2017


pp x+105

ISBN: 9789386262462

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About the Book

The 24-hour news cycle and vastly expanded media space in India, with multiple regional and national newspapers, and a plethora of television channels and news websites has increased the impact of the media in everyday life. The media helps shape public opinion, and since most governments and the political leadership seek public approval, it creates the impression of a highly influential media. 

Anyone watching prime time television debates in India would be led to believe that the media has a considerable influence on government policies, including its foreign policy.

This book explores the links between the media, diplomacy and foreign policy. It examines the interface between the media and the foreign policy establishment in India and its influence, if any, on foreign policy and its implementation. 

About Author

Shubha Singh is a columnist and author. She has worked with two leading Indian newspapers.   She has travelled widely and has been writing a weekly column on foreign affairs for more than two decades; the column has appeared in English, Hindi and Telugu language newspapers. She was awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for the best woman journalist for her “perceptive and analytical writing on foreign affairs.” She has a special interest in the Indian Diaspora and has written three books on the subject titled - Fiji: A Precarious Coalition, Overseas Indians: The Global Family, and Journeys of Discovery: Ancestral Searches in India. She has also co-edited a book of essays by award-winning women journalists titled Making News, Breaking News, Her Own Way.




Chapter 1

 Setting the Agenda

 Priming and Framing the Story

 The CNN Effect

 Manufacturing Consent

 Conflicting Theories



Chapter 2

 Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

 Links between Media and Foreign Policy

 Media as Participant

 Public Diplomacy



Chapter 3

 Growth of Indian Media

 Television, Social and Digital Media



Chapter 4

 The Indian Media Experience

 Indian Media and Foreign Policy



Chapter 5

 Kargil Conflict

 Hijack to Kandahar



Chapter 6

 Diplomacy in the Time of Television

 Face to Face Along the Border

 Sharm al Sheikh Statement

 Media’s Peace Initiative



Chapter 7

 Television Sets the Agenda

 India-Australia Ties



Chapter 8

 Information Deficit in India-China Ties

 India-China Border Issue

 Neighbours and Rivals



Chapter 9

 Politics, Media and Neighbours: Nepal

 Myanmar Operation

 Sri Lanka




Chapter 10

 Indo-US Nuclear Co-operation

 Diplomatic Altercation




 Studio Debates on Indian Television

 India-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue



Chapter 12






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