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Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law$
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Mike Feintuck and Mike Varney

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748621668

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621668.001.0001

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Institutional Design and Accountability in UK Media Regulation

Institutional Design and Accountability in UK Media Regulation

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(p.169) 5 Institutional Design and Accountability in UK Media Regulation
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Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law
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Mike Feintuck

Mike Varney

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621668.003.0005

This chapter shifts the focus from predominantly structural regulation of media markets to the activities of the media, and those who regulate them, from the perspective of accountability. It discusses aspects of accountability; formal power and informal influence; complaints and ‘standards’ in broadcasting; the Press Complaints Commission; and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Keywords:   media regulation, media, accountability, broadcasting, Press Complaints Commission, Advertising Standards Authority

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