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fairness doctrine

noun

Definition of fairness doctrine

  1. :  a tenet of licensed broadcasting that ensures a reasonable opportunity for the airing of conflicting viewpoints on controversial issues



1967

First Known Use of fairness doctrine

1967


Law Dictionary

fairness doctrine

noun

Legal Definition of fairness doctrine

  1. :  a doctrine requiring broadcasters to provide an opportunity for response to personal attacks aired by the broadcaster and especially for the airing of conflicting viewpoints on controversial issues




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