Referring to the direct or indirect relationship between the Governments of advanced countries and the subject of media and information, it is contended that in the United Kingdom, the Central Office of Information existed up to 2012 in order to provide communications and marketing support to the British Government. The office was abolished in 2012 due to budgetary cuts and it now functions under the Prime Minister’s Cabinet office.
Relationship between Government and Media in United Kingdom
The Commission recommends that in order to reflect a re-structured Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, new and alternative names are also considered for this Ministry. (i) The traditional association of the title : “Ministry of Information and Broadcasting” with the production of propaganda for the Government of-the-day is so strongly identified with a one-sided, power-centric […]Read More
The Commission concludes that the Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the four Provincial Departments of Information require substantive re-structuring by which:- i. certain departments and functions should be either abolished, or significantly reformed, in order to ensure that the continued functioning of this institutional framework does not impede or obstruct the fulfilment of […]Read More
The unprecedented relationship between information and the people symbolized by the emergence of the cell-phone as a compact hand-held device have converged a wide range of media and systems. These include the telephone, the camera, the computer, the satellite, the internet, battery-powered illumination, email, cinema, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, social media such as Twitter, […]Read More