In Media Regulation, two leading scholars of the media examine the challenges of regulation in the global mediated sphere. Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone explore the way that regulation affects the relations between government, the media and communications market, civil society, citizens and consumers. Drawing on theories of governance and the public sphere, the book critically analyzes issues at the heart of today's media, from the future of public service broadcasting to burdens on individuals to develop their media literacy.
Chapter 4: Ofcom as a Regulatory Agency
Ofcom as a Regulatory Agency
Ofcom's Remit and Rationale
No matter which type and form of national regulatory authority a country adopts, the prime regulatory objective should be the establishment of trustworthy, sustainable and legitimate structure and functions for the authority ...