Hollywood remains the epicenter for global media industries but the environment in which it operates (and maintains its dominance) has changed dramatically, in large part due to the growth of media activity in cities and regions outside Southern California. Places to Watch critically examines these developments and the emerging creative hubs in which they occur to draw critical attention to the global dynamics of today’s media.
August 10, 2012 -- Driven by a desire to redevelop derelict land, attract inward investments, and better exploit the commercial potential of local talent, public authorities in Glasgow are partnering with private developers to transform an abandoned industrial dockland into a riverside business cluster for the creative industries--but at what cost?
August 31, 2012 -- Since 2004, television has spread quickly in Afghanistan, so that today more than 75 television stations are transmitting from major cities, such as Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, and Mazar-e-Sharif. In a country that is renowned for political corruption and foreign interference, commercial television is the most vibrant public face of modern Afghanistan.