Problem

Excessive regulation of television

Other Names:
Confusion of values in monitoring television
Nature:
There are many bodies who seek to regulate television so that it does not become too commercialized, too violent, too pornographic, or too differing in political view from the taste of the strongest regulating group. Some countries have regulated even the advertisers away, leaving themselves with no budget for quality programming.
Claim:
Government regulation of the media does not represent the least intrusive means to the end on which many concur. The cure would be worse than the disease.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET