How to protect the public face of the considerable influence of audiovisual media? How to regulate access to scarce resources, such as radio frequencies, to exercise these freedoms? Freedom of expression and free enterprise are they compatible? These issues fundamental to democracy that lead to the form that this regulation. The French Community Council has Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA), the main actor in the regulation of broadcasting.
After presenting the general framework of the audiovisual law, Clemence Dumont runs the thread of his analysis, namely the notion of an independent administrative authority, the decree on audiovisual media services apply to the CSA. It describes the organization of the CSA and its operating rules. It then provides a cross-powers of the CSA, based on the emblematic cases of the assignment of the frequency plan, code of ethics of advertising, iTV case and the issue of controversial RTBF "Bye bye Belgium". The author also wondered if the CSA really meets the qualification of independent administrative authority and if warranted such an institution responsible for regulation of broadcasting.