oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - The problems of adverse effects of television and film on society; Communication Studies the answer?

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



In this article the author poses the question of how we come to terms with television in the home and all the effects we suppose it to have. The author suggests that sociological factors play as important a role in the whole debate of whether television acts as a mirror or a catalyst. He suggests that censorship is not the answer to the question of the adverse ettects of television, but rather that a thinking, discerning audience must be created. This can generate an understanding of the media based upon a reasoning perspective, and ultimately lead to the development of an audience with its own moral perspective.

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