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    Need help on this qs. Explain how governments may seek to control the media. (9)
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    Things such as censorship. If you think about China and social media, it is very limited. Also, they used to use propaganda Etc to control people, search War of the Worlds. People like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are very controversial due to them releasing information that the government don't want people to know, if you fancy researching them.
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    Ohkay got it. Thanks
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    The government does not directly control the media but, the media must seek to please the government because they are in power. you could look at the marxist or Neo marxist perspective that states that the media will ignore stories or news that ridicules the government or undermine their authority to keep them in power. Some media outlets are dependent on state funding or tv license, which are all controlled by the government. If the media somehow portrayed the government in a bad light, their funding could be potentially cut.
    for example, the BBC, who claims to be impartial to politics seems to lean onto the right/left side depending on who's in power (labour/conservative). (its not obvs, very subtle)

    Then there is agendas. If the governments agendas line up with the medias agendas then the media outlets will obviously try to emphasise those governments policies by painting the opposing party as being wackos ( ie the whole thing about Jeremy Corbyn being a marxist) or by encouraging certain goverement policies. (ie the war in Iraq- Rupert Murdoch wanted the war in Iraq, and so did his 125 newspapers, supporting the then president, George Bush. Bush was a Republican and Murdoch was extremely right winged)
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    (Original post by hiraharoon65)
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    Alie, can please help me this question? " "The media shapes views about what is socially acceptable behaviour." Assess this view. (16)
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    (Original post by hiraharoon65)
    Alie, can please help me this question? " "The media shapes views about what is socially acceptable behaviour." Assess this view. (16)
    sure but if your doing AQA I'm pretty sure its gonna be a 20 marker.

    This question is also similar to the previous one. According to marxists,the media promotes the ideology of the ruling class and promotes the capitalist way of living. look at any TV program. You are bombarded with advertisements and commercials that encourage consumerism, which is generally encouraged among individuals at school.

    You could look at it in a different light, like how our opinions on women and LGBT+ community have changed. this is all because of the media.
    60 years ago, it would have been unacceptable for a women to work. Nowadays it is something that is seen as expected of women.

    there are many such examples. Muslim terrorism and view of muslims by society- view on education- view on single parenting and divorce etc..

    make sure that you counteract each of your points and use PEELE.
 
 
 
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