Massmedia is very dynamic on online platforms. There are diverse online platformswhich connect distinctive information sources and they can share theirinformation and news with each other. This entirety process is named asglobalization and we all have seen different online platforms which are doingtheir best in collecting true news and information from the dependable sourcesand distributing it on the web on different platforms of mass media. Thus,other counties news and the latest events happening are in reach, as we are allconnected through media. On the otherhand for economic, we can see effects of media and information technology canbe seen in how they made the world an international marketplace.
To explainmore, the entirety world has been connected by the proficient means given byinformation technology. Technology has made a difference diverse trade tothrive rapidly which was very difficult in primitive time. Informationtechnology has given modern technical tools which can be utilized for securelytransferring cash from one place to another and deals are done on web withoutany issue. As well as how Mass media helps businessmen to invest in a nationwhich is financially and politically steady. Not just for business purpose butmass media and information technology has clearly affected cultures around theworld. For example: Saudi Arabia as anIslamic country, it forbid women from appearing in TV before, and they hadlimited sources for educating. However, as the country grew more opportunitieswere open for Saudi women as one can see them today as business, influencers,and educators.
As for women driving it was only in 2017, a royal announcementwas made for allowing them to drive with respected rules and regulations. Asmentioned in the New York Times Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it wouldallow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a globalsymbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change,which will take effect in June 2018, was announced in a royal decree read liveon state television and in a simultaneous media event in Washington. Thedecision highlights the damage that the ban on women driving has done to thekingdom’s international reputation and its hopes for a public relations benefitfrom the reform.
Saudi leaders also hope the new policy will help the economyby increasing women’s participation in the workplace. Many working Saudi womenspend much of their salaries on drivers or must be driven to work by malerelatives. Moreover, Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, is anabsolute monarchy ruled according to Shariah law. Saudi officials and clericshave provided numerous explanations for the ban over the years. Some said thatit was inappropriate in Saudi culture for women to drive, or that male driverswould not know how to handle having women in cars next to them. Others arguedthat allowing women to drive would lead to promiscuity and the collapse of theSaudi family. One cleric claimed; with no evidence that driving harmed women’sovaries.
Rights groups and Saudi activists have long campaigned for the ban tobe overturned, and some women have been arrested and jailed for defying theprohibition and taking the wheel.In2014, Loujain Hathloul was arrested after trying to cross the border from theUnited Arab Emirates into Saudi Arabia and detained for 73 days. The ban haslong marred the image of Saudi Arabia, even among its closest allies, like theUnited States, whose officials sometimes chafed at a policy shared only by thejihadists of the Islamic State and the Taliban.Thedecision won near universal praise in Washington. Heather Nauert, the StateDepartment’s spokeswoman, called it “a great step in the right direction forthat country.
” The momentum to change the policy picked up in recent years withthe rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s 32-year-old son, whohas laid out a far-reaching plan to overhaul the kingdom’s economy and society.Increasing numbers of women are working in a growing number of professions, andin 2015, women were allowed to vote and to run for seats on the kingdom’s localcouncils. Ending the ban on women driving is expected to face some resistanceinside the kingdom, where families are highly patriarchal and some men say theyworry about their female relatives getting stranded should their cars breakdown. Another simple example of how globalization on economic process is thefollowing, one shirt sold in the United States could have been made fromChinese cotton by workers in Thailand.
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