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Theses, Ph.D


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5.8 MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS, Radio and Television

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Successfully submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) to the Technological University Dublin, December, 2009.


In the cultural context of recent inward migration to Ireland, this research focuses on migrant representation on Irish radio. Employing diverse approaches drawn from cultural studies and public sphere theory, this study examines radio programmes produced by and about new Irish migrant communities, and the ways in which 'diversity' is framed and managed by national and EU broadcast policy. This work incorporates analyses of programme content and broadcast policy in relation to Irish national public service broadcasting (Radio Telefis Eireann) and Dublin community radio.