Rethinking media regulation
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The re-invention of the media has posed some difficult problems for regulators and for media policy in general. The structure and function of the media present their own challenges for regulatory policy, this is not the only difficulty faced by the nation-state attempting to develop a viable framework for media policy. The chapter highlights two such areas of concern: the manner in which commercial digital media platforms have reshaped the contexts within which personal privacy can be protected; and how societies should respond to the fact that the redefinition of journalism. In general, as the political reliance on the market as a means of distributing opportunity has become more entrenched, the commitment to protecting the public interest has declined. There is a wider issue of accountability for most media institutions here that the steady progress of marketisation has pushed aside, resulting in the tendencies that are now widespread across Western democracies.