The Global Media System
Program #MCCR002. Recorded in Madison, WI on December 02, 1996.The wave of media mergers and takeovers has created a global system of near awesome dimensions. What many people see, hear and read is produced and controlled by a handful of private multinational corporations. Critics, such as Robert McChesney, contend that monopoly control of media threatens the communication needs of democratic societies.
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