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Christophoros Christophorou

Abstract

The article examines the factors and conditions that influenced the development of the Greek Cypriot media in Cyprus. On the one hand it traces the link between changes in the media landscape and on the other it pursues the relationship between politics, technology and economy. It appears that the course of political life contributed to either the increase or decrease of the number of newspapers in connection with their political and ideological positions. Information from power holders or elite groups about conspiracies was often uncritically published and while pluralism does exist, extreme polarisation is observed on critical issues, which limits public debate.

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Keywords

Press, media development, politics, Cyprus

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