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Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum, in a one-to-many model. Broadcasting began with AM radio, which came into popular use around 1920 with the spread of vacuum tube radio transmitters and receivers. Before this, all forms of electronic communication were one-to-one, with the message intended for a single recipient. The term broadcasting evolved from its use as the agricultural method of sowing seeds in a field by casting them broadly about. It was later adopted for describing the widespread distribution of information by printed materials or by telegraph. Examples applying it to "one-to-many" radio transmissions of an individual station to multiple listeners appeared as early as 1898.

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Organizations relating to Broadcasting

Fellowship of European Broadcasters / Potters Bar, UK / Est. 1991
North American Broadcasters Association / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1972
European Broadcasting Convention / Est. 1933
European Broadcasting Union / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1950
European News Exchange / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1994
Islamic Broadcasting Union / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1975
International Public Television / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1978
International Christian Broadcasting Society / Immenstadt, Germany
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1983
Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1961
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation / Bridgetown, Barbados / Est. 1963
IBRA Media / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1955
Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council / Seongnam, Korea Rep / Est. 1994
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1964
Far East Broadcasting Company / La Mirada CA, USA / Est. 1945
Feba Radio / Worthing, UK / Est. 1968
Interim North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement / Est. 1946
Southern African Broadcasting Association / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1993
Declaration of Guiding Principles on the Use of Satellite Broadcasting for the Free Flow of Information, the Spread of Education and Greater Cultural Exchange / Est. 1972
North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement, 1937 / Est. 1937
North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement, 1950 / Est. 1950
Release International / Orpington, UK
International Association of Broadcasting / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1946
One World Media / London, UK / Est. 1987
World Conference of Broadcasting Unions / Ottawa ON, Canada

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World Problems relating to Broadcasting

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Uncontrolled satellite broadcasting
Clandestine propaganda broadcasting
Excessive state control of communications mass media
Broadcasting censorship
Broadcasting propaganda

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