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Mass media, communications and the internet

MCS has expertise in providing a content analysis of traditional and social media; an analysis of media and internet policy and research into the impact of social media.


Access to, production of, consumption and processing of information has become a significant cultural, political and economic activity. Traditional media, the internet and new forms of social media which use web-based technologies are shaping these information flows. Technology enables everyone to become a potential broadcaster. It supports communications tools which can help people to network, voice their demands and exert influence. However, media proliferation does not necessarily guarantee pluralistic perspectives. This changing media and communications landscape also raises a number of policy issues. There are, for instance, issues of internet censorship, media pluralism, privacy and the right to information.