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      Communication government agencies: the case of FCC/ Organismos de regulación y control de las comunicaciones: el caso de la FCC

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          The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is one of the pioneering regulatory agencies in relation to the communication system within the capitalist model. From a general perspective, beginning with its constitution, plan of action, and regulatory decisions, we carry out a research of the historical, political and economic conditions under which this commission operates and was created. The main objective is to outline the reasons for the failures and mistakes of the FCC, that has been accused –since its origins- of acting in defence of the industry interests it seemingly regulates, and not in the public interest; and of being a creature of Congress, with no real independence from the politic, economic, and judiciary power. The final purpose of this essay is to suggest the necessary democratization of the communicative space, which needs an agency transformation that could change the current defence of the existing status quo. La Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) es uno de los organismos pioneros en el control y regulación del sistema comunicativo en el modelo capitalista. Desde una mirada general a partir de su composición, formas de actuación, y decisiones normativas, se realiza un estudio de los condicionamientos históricos, políticos y económicos bajo los cuales se crea y desarrolla su labor esta Comisión. El objetivo fundamental es delinear las razones de los errores y negligencias de la FCC, acusada desde sus inicios de actuar en defensa de los intereses de la industria a la que pretende regular, y no en interés del público; y de ser una criatura del Congreso sin independencia del poder político, ni económico, ni judicial. El propósito final del presente artículo es plantear la necesaria democratización del espacio comunicativo, que pasa por una transformación de estos organismos y su defensa del status quo existente.

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          Journal
          Revista Latina de Comunicación Social
          Universidad de La Laguna
          01 January 2009
          : 64
          : 800-878
          : 526-539
          Article
          8b04384d61354b0f8d9fa27440427d6a

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          Categories
          Social sciences (General)
          H1-99
          Social Sciences
          H
          Communication. Mass media
          P87-96
          Philology. Linguistics
          P1-1091
          Language and Literature
          P

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