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Foreign and domestic US policies : Spectrum reservations and media balance

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This article examines the US opposition to a priori planning of the HF and space satellite spectrum, and 'orbital slots'. This opposition is then contrasted with the rationale of domestic pre-engineered allocation and allotment plans for television and FM radio. The article then contrasts the US animus towards Third World calls for a 'balanced' information flow with the longstanding US commitment to fairness, balance, equal access and diversity. The author suggest that the operation of a foreign-domestic double standard could damage US credibility.

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