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Global Media Seminar: Media Activism and Democracy

Addresses current debates about the political role of television in Italy and the historical background to these debates. Focuses on the historical development of public service and commercial broadcasting; political elite's' attitudes towards television; key concepts employed in the Italian media (lottizzazione, pluralismo); the conflict of interest issue; and current and past legal frameworks for the television and media markets. Course will be useful for all those interested in Italian politics and society, as well as all those who are interested in the media in comparative context.

Course #
MCC-UE 9452
Spring, Fall