Radio and the media regulation in Brazil

Bruno H. B. Rebouças, Elaine Nogueira Dias


This article aims to reflect on the project model of media regulation, mostly what is under discussion in Brazil, and especially how it affects the radio and the distribution of broadcasting concessions. The media regulation project proposes, among other topics, the economic regulation that attempts to control the formation of monopolies and oligopolies of communication groups. The junction between electronic media and political and economic groups mischaracterises the pluralism of media and information that are the pillars of democratic societies. In this paper, we will discuss the Cross-Ownership, the social function of the media vehicles, and whether such regulation would constitute a type of programming or content censorship.

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:: ECREA Radio Research Section :: 2016

Radio, Sound & Society Journal ..::.. ISSN: 2183-8798