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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 8, January-June 2009


Carmen Fuente Cobo Centro Universitario Villanueva (UCM)
Title Childhood and Television: The Role of Independent Regulators Summary One of the limits commonly accepted on freedom of expression and information is the protection due to the children and the youth. This protection usually takes the form of rules concerning the diffusion of audiovisual content which might affect negatively the intellectual, mental or moral development of minors. In most European countries the control and enforcement of these rules is in the hands of independent regulatory entities. This article describes and analyses how this function of control is exercised by three of the most relevant independent audiovisual authorities in Europe: Ofcom, Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel and Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya. Keywords Protection of the children and the youth, independent audiovisual regulatory bodies, freedom of expression


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n8a4


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