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Editorial Control or Censorship

  • Jeremy Potter

Abstract

The broadcasting services in the United Kingdom have always been subject to controls and restraints additional to those which they share with other forms of public communication. From the early days of radio, well before the term ‘mass media’ became current jargon, it was accepted that for a public message system so widespread, so accessible and potentially therefore so influential, something more was needed beyond the limitations imposed by the laws governing libel and obscenity, contempt of court and national security.

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© Independent Broadcasting Authority and Independent Television Association 1989

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