Public Service Broadcasting in Transition: A Documentary Reader
This collection of documents, comments, and cases brings all the major issues in public service broadcasting policy into focus and sets the problems to be addressed in sharp relief. It draws on white papers from NGOs and broadcasters, legislation from a wide range of countries (and a model law), accounts of public broadcasting efforts in transition states, analyses of evolving policy in established systems, government regulatory guidelines, and a great deal more. Among the matters touched upon are the following:
Broadcast professionals, students and teachers in communications and related fields, government officials interested in strengthening public service broadcasting and keeping pace with rapid developments¿all will benefit enormously from this thoughtful and informative book. It will allow them to think well beyond the standard formulae about the function of public service broadcasting and its role in society.
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- Introduction. Chapter I: Public Services Broadcasting Principles and Issues. Chapter II: The European Union, the Council of Europe and Trends in Public Service Broadcasting. Chapter III: Challenges to the Public Service Broadcasting Remit: the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada. Chapter IV: Transformations, Transitions, and Public Service Broadcasting. Chapter V: Towards The Future: Concluding materials. List of Documents.