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Parliament, Coverage by television

Miller, T. (2005) Parliament, Coverage by television. In: Newcombe, H., (ed.) Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, pp. 1725-1728.

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At present almost 60 sovereign-states provide some television coverage of parliamentary bodies. Among them are countries as diverse in political organization as Australia, Germany, and Japan, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Russia, China, Denmark, and Egypt. With varying allocations of control of the coverage between media entities and chamber officials, countries provide this form of televised information to citizens in response to three related perceptions on the part of governmental institutions: a lack of public familiarity with Parliament and its distinctness from the Executive; a lack of public knowledge of citizenship; and the desire to form channels of communication between the public and politicians that can avoid the mediation of media owners and professionals...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Other Information: 2nd Edition
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