• Government Public Relations and Broadcast Regulation: Evaluating Electronic Media Regulations in South Asia

    Author(s):
    AZMAT RASUL
    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanists, Feminist Humanities, Television Studies
    Subject(s):
    Broadcast journalism, Journalism, Mass media and war, Communication--Law and legislation, Digital communications
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Normative theories, broadcast regulation, communication industry, diversity, media laws, Media and conflict, Communications law, Digital communication
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5fzx-8431
    Abstract:
    In South Asia, the public relations departments of the Indian and Pakistani governments have been playing a critical role in the making of broadcast regulation policies and enactment of media laws, which helped successive governments and bureaucracies intervene in the business and functioning of the companies providing electronic media services to millions of people in the region. The regulatory processes and enactment of laws governing electronic media help public relations departments of various regional governments maintain their control over the content and routine operations of media organizations. This article examines why and how bureaucratic powers have hampered the process of broadcast regulation in India and Pakistan. The comparison is heuristically significant despite social and political differences between Pakistan and India, as both countries have inherited similar laws governing broadcasting from the British colonial rule and most of the pre-partition regulations are still in place. The article concludes that a great deal of political effort is required to establish independent regulatory authorities in both countries due to the overarching control of bureaucracies in both societies.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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