Consumer protection in regulated advertising: what other forces should be monitored?

Consumer protection is one of the major reasons used for regulating advertising around the world. What other forces should be monitored for their potential impact on advertising regulation in the Asia Pacific region?

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..., the recently bereaved, and the ignorant and uneducated in the region will continue to influence advertising regulation.

(c) New media technologies: The advent of VCRs, pay cable TV, satellite TV, interactive cable, videodisks, view data, Internet, etc., in Asia leads to forces for the increase in advertising regulation.

(d) Trade protection: Many advertising regulations and industry codes (e.g., local content requirements in some Asian countries) present a more regulatory environment for advertising.

(e) Environmentalism and conservation: Protecting the environment and conserving resources are factors which could influence advertising (e.g., advertising the annual energy ...