1 Assistant Professor of Communications, University of Tehran

2 M. A in Communications, University of Tehran


This article reviews the three perspectives for the TV audience, program content and production system, and emphasized the production system of religious TV programs, has been trying to transparent and opaque rules of religious programs as part of the production system be explained. Context or theoretical framework of this theory of political economy-related concepts such as ownership of the media, political economic and hegemony in the production and control systems through effective regulations knows. The Methodology draws on qualitative approaches of Focused Interviews with producers of religious programs. Additionally, a literature survey of Iran National Broadcasting documents will be undertaken. It is hoped that a clear picture will emerge. The overall discourse indicates that the “do not” principles are the sole guides to the programs. At the outset these prohibiting directives, which include religious and ethical issues is later extended to self made prohibiting rules, leading to consolidation of the hegemonic status.


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