Public television and radio are very powerful tools for change.
It is great for education and entertainment. It spreads ideas and breaks or entrenches societal values and traditions. Most importantly, it is the media that should represent the people who fund it – you and me.
But if it is not monitored, it can portray messages that disenfranchise those without a voice, those without access to decision making and vulnerable minorities in society.
Astute Radio’s Carmine Amaro started a conversation about whether public media is meetings its mandate. Carmine speaks with researchers Greta Gober and Dr Diana Nastasia about their monitoring project which explores just what our public radio and television are up to.
What is public media like in your country? Do you think it represents you and your country? How can it improve?
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Read the full report here.
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