The Humanly Dimension of Media that Affects Masses and Various TV Programmes

Gokcearslan A.

International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 19 - 24 February 2007, pp.729-739 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-95991-5_67
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.729-739
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Although Turkey is living with serious economical, social and political problems and trying to cope with big crisis incoming in every 3-4 years, TV programs such as 'Somebody is watching us' (Biri bizi gozetliyor), 'I'm getting married' (Ben evleniyorum), 'Second spring' (Ikinci bahar), 'Be my bride' (Gelinim olur musun?), Top Star' (Pop star), 'Academy Turkey' (Akademi Tiirldye), 'Super Lady' (Super lady) are very popular and watching by large amount of people with great interest. This is a conflicting condition and should be evaluated and questioned elaborately. What are the main reasons of providing these kinds of programs to the public over and over? What are the main consequences of imposing degenareted culture to the public through these kind of programs, in the short and long term? How media is placed among popular culture, mass culture and cultural imperialism. In this study, the answers of these questions are trying to seek with a critical manner and several proposals are presented.