The author argues that the commercialisation of broadcasting will in all likelihood have a lasting effect on society's value system. International experience demonstrates that in the process, a commercial broadcasting system contributes to broadcasting being used principally as an entertainment medium. The tried-and-true concept-communication is of special significance for the formation of political opinion-thereby recedes into the background. The author concludes that the loss democratic function of mass communication would be extremely regrettable. (Editor’s abstract.)
"Freedom of communications and new technological development in the Federal Republic of Germany,"
National Law School Journal: Vol. 2:
1, Article 13.
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