Topics State operation of the media

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Describes the relationship between the state and the media. This may give the state control over all media, allow the state to operate some media, or prohibit the state from such activities.


Regulation and Oversight


communications; information; press; telecommunications

Survey Questions

  • How does the constitution address the state operation of print or electronic media?
  • Does the constitution mention any of the following general principles about the operation of the media market?