Ritically analyse the role of public service broadcasting in maintaining democracy in one nation-state with which you are familiar. (Best the UK)

This question requires you to analyse the theory and practice of public service broadcasting within one democratic nation-state with which you are familiar. Here, you will need to be clear and concise in your understanding of the principles of public service broadcasting and careful in your selection of an appropriate nation-state to answer the question fully. In writing the assignment, it will be important to highlight similarities and differences in both the principles and practices of public service broadcasting in your chosen country. You must also make sure you evaluate the democratic function of public service broadcasting in your chosen case study.
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