fairness doctrine
noun Date: 1967 a tenet of licensed broadcasting that ensures a reasonable opportunity for the airing of conflicting viewpoints on controversial issues

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fairness doctrine — fairness or equal time doctrine This doctrine imposes affirmative responsibilities on the broadcaster to provide coverage of issues of public importance which is adequate and which fairly reflects differing viewpoints. In fulfilling its Fairness… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fairness doctrine — fairness or equal time doctrine This doctrine imposes affirmative responsibilities on the broadcaster to provide coverage of issues of public importance which is adequate and which fairly reflects differing viewpoints. In fulfilling its Fairness… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Fairness Doctrine — n. [often f d ] a rule (1949 87) of the Federal Communications Commission under which TV and radio stations must provide broadcast time for the airing of opposing views on controversial issues …   English World dictionary

  • Fairness Doctrine — The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was (in the FCC s view) …   Wikipedia

  • Fairness Doctrine — Die Fairness Doktrin war eine ab 1949 bestehende Vorschrift der Federal Communications Commission (FCC), der Regulierungs und Zulassungsbehörde für Rundfunk und Kommunikation in den Vereinigten Staaten. Sie gab Lizenznehmern im Bereich des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fairness doctrine — /fair nis/ a policy mandated by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring radio and television stations to grant equal time to a political candidate, group, etc., to present an opposing viewpoint to one already aired. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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  • fairness doctrine/equal time —  Principle that U.S. media must provide time for opposing views on important social issues.  ► “The Fairness Doctrine refers to a former policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wherein a broadcast station which presented one… …   American business jargon

  • fundamental fairness doctrine — Due process of law as applied to judicial procedure. See due process of law …   Black's law dictionary

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