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‘Public service broadcasting in the Era of Austerity’, London, 11 July 2013

Iosifidis, P. & Katsirea, I. (2014). ‘Public service broadcasting in the Era of Austerity’, London, 11 July 2013. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(1), pp. 103-106. doi: 10.1386/jdtv.5.1.103_7


The Greek media landscape changed dramatically after the deregulation of broadcasting in the late 1980s. Despite a very significant rise in the number of media outlets the level of concentration is high in both the national newspapers and television markets and has increased during the last decade. Moreover, a major problem of cross-ownership has emerged. Strong anticoncentration rules were never enforced and legislation aiming to curb the economic power of media barons was blocked by the European Commission. The interdependence between political and media elites and the strong clientelistic relations which characterize the Greek political system are identified as the main factors behind the ineffective and contradictory nature of media regulatory policies.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Intellect 2014
Publisher Keywords: concentration of ownership, clientelism, media regulation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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