Media Theorised

Stuart Hall: Race, gender, class in the media

Hall gives us the tools to understand how media representation is always imbued with ideology - and how to resist it.

Media Theorised

Roland Barthes: How to read the signs in the news

French philosopher Barthes would have seen the TV screen as a cultural text - there to be read, interpreted, decoded.

Arts & Culture

South Park creators offer mock 'apology' to China over episode

Their Band in China episode, released on October 2, critiqued China's policies on free speech.

South Park creators offer mock 'apology' to China over episode

Arts & Culture

Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

Thrones most awarded fictional show in Emmy history as Fleabag's Waller-Bridge scoops acting, writing, directing gongs

Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

AJ Impact

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

Stiff competition faces Netflix in India as local and international platforms jostle for subscriptions and eyeballs.

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

AJ Impact

India's budget Netflix rival targets masses with original shows

ALT Digital aims to more than double the number of web shows it produces over the next two years.

India's budget Netflix rival targets masses with original shows

Social media

Social media use linked to depression in teens: study

Increased screen time on social media and TV linked to depression, but playing video games make 'one more happy'.

Social media use linked to depression in teens: study

Asia

AFC vows legal action over 'pirate' beoutQ broadcasting Asian Cup

Asian Football Confederation condemns illegal broadcast of Asian Cup matches taking place in UAE.

AFC vows legal action over 'pirate' beoutQ broadcasting Asian Cup

United Kingdom

Was a hugely popular BBC series fair to Muslim women?

Around 11 million watched The Bodyguard finale, the latest UK show to draw criticism over inclusion and representation.

The Bodyguard's female Muslim bomber character stirs debate

United States

Emmy Awards: The big winners this year

Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel have won the top prizes at the Emmy awards in a night full of surprises.

Emmy Awards: The big winners this year

Middle East

FIFA to take legal action as beoutQ piracy row widens

Football's governing body 'engages counsel', as more sports federations join criticism of illegal broadcasts in MENA.

FIFA to take legal action as beoutQ piracy row widens

Counting the Cost

Cutting the TV cord: The Netflix-driven online phenomenon

A look at how online streaming services are revolutionising entertainment across the globe.

Middle East

Qatar's beIN off-air in UAE amid bootlegging allegations

BeIN, which owns exclusive rights to the World Cup, said its channels are being pirated across the region.

Qatar's beIN off-air in UAE amid bootlegging allegations

Opinion

Racism with Roseanne, in real time

The Roseanne saga confirmed that in the US, some forms of racism are opposed vehemently, while others remain tolerated.

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The Listening Post

Why did Pakistan's Geo TV go dark?

Pakistan's largest TV network has been taken off air in most parts of the country.