Audience Resistance: reasons to Relax Content Regulation
- The content of commercial television is strictly regulated in the belief that the media do have a significant impact upon public behaviour and attitudes. This paper argues that recent research in reception studies and in particular evidence of audience resistance question the legitimacy of restrictive content regulation, and calls for a more liberal policy approach to broadcasting regulation.
- Central European University Press
- pp. 175-192
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- Audience Resistance: reasons to Relax Content Regulation. In: Klimkiewitz, Beata (ed.): Media Freedom and Pluralism. Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe.
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