This chapter in the Media Student’s Book explains why ‘regulation’ is a key issue in media studies and explores the different models that have developed in different contexts. The chapter is organised under the following headings:
- Politics and media economics
- Regulation and ‘freedom’
- Historical background
- Changes in the ‘orthodoxy’ of economic policy and new models
- Deregulation, liberalisation and media institutions
- The contemporary regulatory environment
- A ‘free market’ for classification, censorship and sex and violence?
- The public gets the media it deserves?
- ‘Free choices’ and ‘free speech’?
Links which extend the book, or which became available after it was published
PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY REGULATION