The consumption of print and published material
Complexity of the media The fact that the print industry is in the main in private hands does not necessarily make the sector less complex. The historical development of the print industry and the various regulatory controls around it has been deep, wide and various. The most notable change has been the inclusion in recent years, following the downfall of the ‘Iron Curtain’, of Central and Eastern European states who are emerging from state control and censorship. This has allowed for a surge of consumer activity in these areas.