Accountability and the Public Interest in Broadcasting by Andrea Millwood Hargrave

By Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Opposed to a backdrop of great swap in know-how and the economics of broadcasting and new media, this well timed survey of up to date attitudes to responsibility and the general public curiosity in broadcasting relies on over fifty interviews conducted in four democracies: India, Australia, the united kingdom and the U.S..

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This echoes the argument above that, although appointments may be based on political favour, they could be seen to be reasonable insofar as those making the appointments have themselves been elected by the general public, the electorate. This view was proffered in the US where such a system is well-entrenched. For example, when asked to whom the regulator was accountable, a Washington DC Broadcast Attorney said, Two places. Obviously the Congress, Congress controls the purse strings. I’d say probably first Congress and then also the Executive because the Commissioners are appointed by the President and the party that controls the White House gets to control the majority of the Commissioners and they appoint the Chair .

If you’re relying on advocacy groups to address it, that simply won’t happen. (Bill Buzenberg, Center for Public Integrity, y US) We’ve got a million intermediary groups, it’s not like we have any shortage of intermediary groups. Some of them are less powerful f than you might think they would be or that maybe you think they should be but we’ve got lots of them and any given American who’s even modestly active in society is probably the member of more than half a dozen intermediary groups that takes some decision at the FCC.

Most of the organisations had harnessed technology and complaints generally could be made via email or by phone. Almost all had internal complaints systems and some, such as the PBS with its independent Ombudsman, had additional layers of independent advice or recourse available. I think the job for most people when they want to complain is to work out who to complain to and I know that because a lot of people think they come to us and we get a lot of calls about that. Most people do probably think they go first to the broadcaster and can then take their complaint somewhere else.

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