One has to rue the woefully inadequate debate on media policy in India. There aught to be serious effort at organise public opinion on issue such as the Broadcast Bill. Statements have been made that all “stakeholders” will be consulted. But the public doesn’t seem to figure in the list.
Here’s a link to a good document on media regulation in the U.S. We can take a few cues from there.
Policymakers should consider regulation’s effect on consumers, innovation and free expression when proposing restrictions and regulations on media platforms, says a new paper by the Progress and Freedom Foundation.