Public Broadcasting and Political Interference
Abingdon/New York, Routledge, 2011, Routledge Research in Political Communication
HANRETTY, Chris, Public Broadcasting and Political Interference, Abingdon/New York, Routledge, 2011, Routledge Research in Political Communication - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/17876
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Public broadcasters, like the BBC and the Italian broadcaster RAI, are some of the most important media organisations in the world. Politicians are often tempted to interfere in the workings of these broadcasters and when this happens, the results are highly controversial, as both the Blair and Berlusconi governments have discovered. Public Broadcasting and Political Interference explains why some broadcasters are good at resisting politicians’ attempts at interference, and have won a reputation for independence - and why other broadcasters have failed to do the same. It takes a comparative approach of broadcasters in different countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Sweden arguing political independence for public service broadcasters is important because of its contribution to democracy allowing voters alternative sources of information which allow them to choose between electoral alternatives.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/17876
Keyword(s): Politics & International Relations Comparative Politics Politics & the Media Political Communication
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/13213
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2009
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