fairness doctrine

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of fairness doctrine

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

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First Known Use of fairness doctrine

1952


Law Dictionary

fairness doctrine

noun

legal Definition of fairness doctrine

: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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