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Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law
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Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law

Mike Feintuck and Mike Varney

Abstract

Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of ‘the public interest’, yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological development and convergence, as well as corporate conglomeration, traditional ‘public service’ values in British broadcasting are challenged by market values. With such ongoing trends continuing apace, regulators must increasingly justify their interventions. The communication industries' commercialisation and privatisation pose a fundamental threat to democratic values. This book argues that regulators wi ... More

Keywords: public interest, corporate conglomeration, public service values, British broadcasting, market values, media regulation, communication industries, commercialisation, privatisation, democratic values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748621668
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Feintuck, author

Mike Varney, author