The observance of political pluralism in Mediterranean media: Independent authorities and regulatory criteria for television

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Abstract

Strengthening democracy is one of the main objectives of the policies of integration between Europe and Southern Mediterranean countries. Audiovisual media have a key role if its contents reflect the various political tendencies of a society, so the regulation of this aspect is essential. This paper analyzes the regulatory authorities in France, Morocco and the experiences of Spanish autonomous communities of Andalusia and Catalonia. The four regulators have functions mainly related news content. We aim to identify what criteria they use and what actions were performed between 2009 and 2011 regarding their mission of ensuring political pluralism on TV.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-286
JournalIlu
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Content regulation
  • Mediterranean
  • Pluralism
  • Television

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