Violence on Television – Comparative Overview of World Experiences and Macedonian Media Practice
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 38-46
Received: Apr. 10, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Liljana Siljanovska, Faculty of Language, culture and communication at South East European University, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
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Television is the primary source of consuming informative contents on a daily basis. For that purpose, a lot of changes are being made in order to keep the attention of the audience that is influenced by these contents no matter whether the influence is direct or indirect. In this respect this depends on the communication content or credibility of the communicator, on the personality of the recipient and his position in the society as well as on the circumstantial conditions. Within experts and scientific circles, there are wide debates about the violence that is shown daily on television as constitutive part of many media contents, from the entertainment programs to journalist reporting which represents a kind of public information. Violence, as asocial emergence, represents a complex notion and is a very complex category by structure that includes the most different forms, shapes and ways of manifestation. This paper includes: the forms and types of violence on television through analysis of different thematic program contents of the national television stations in Republic of Macedonia, a comparative analysis of the European and worldwide experiences from the media space as well as the impact on separate categories and interest groups of the audience through interviews with citizens and media experts and analysis of cases form communication reality.
Keywords
Violence, Television, Influence, Impact, Children, Movies
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Liljana Siljanovska, Violence on Television – Comparative Overview of World Experiences and Macedonian Media Practice, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 38-46. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20140202.15
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