By Philip Kitley
This hugely topical ebook exposes the tensions among nation regulations of broadcasting legislation and practices of civil society within the Asian area that's suffering from its incorporation right into a new globalised, digital info and leisure global. Kitley severely compares Western ideas of broadcasting, civil society and cultural rules with substitute 'Asian' practices of legislation and supplier. during the last 40 years Asian states have used tv as a normative cultural strength in state construction, yet extra lately many states have deregulated their tv sectors and brought nationwide advertisement and foreign satellite tv for pc companies. As Asian states strive against with a perceived lack of cultural regulate and identification via deregulation, this ebook considers their viewpoints and the query of no matter if the tv public sphere bargains house for the illustration of well known sovereignty, and transversal matters approximately human rights, press freedom, gender, environmental and international alternate concerns.
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No No Licenses domestic producers and distributors. No Yes No No Classifies and censors content prior to broadcast. No No No Yes Investigates violations of technical standards. Investigate No Yes Imposes penalties for standards violations. Impose sanctions Programme content Provides technical advice to other government agencies. Advisory Licensing Government agency attached to Department of Transportation and National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Spectrum assignment Re administration and management of broadcast sector: Legal status Regulatory body Issues, renews and cancels licences.
The government regulator and operators are closely linked in developmental strategies encouraging selfregulation. Sets programming standards by Codes of Practice (refer SBA Act Chapters 197 and 297) complemented by a more subtle emphasis on social responsibility and self-regulation. Statutory body Monitors compliance. Close control is maintained over broadcasting to ensure output reflects and reinforces the views and policies of the government. Refer Part III Functions, Duties and Powers of the SBA.
No Advises on national policy objectives for broadcasting industry; promotes and manages Broadcast Development Fund collected from broadcaster contributions. Commission develops programme and advertising standards and monitors compliance. Commission may investigate activities to ensure compliance with Broadcast Law 2000. III continued on next page No direct licensing powers. Commission makes recommendations on individual and class licences to minister. Yes Advises minister on national policy objectives for communication and multimedia activities; encourages and promotes development of communications and multimedia industry; encourages selfregulation in the communications and multimedia industry.
Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia by Philip Kitley