Dutch media policy on cultural diversity has undergone an important transformation in the last decades. Support for minority media has been replaced by a focus on cross-cultural media targeted at multiple (and in many cases, all) social groups. Although the shift is related to changes in the economics of the media industry and in the composition of Dutch society, it can only be fully understood in relation to the changing politics on immigration and integration in the Netherlands. By underscoring the connection between recent changes in media policy and the broader political context, this article aims at re-politicizing discussions about the media in culturally diverse societies and about the role of the state in supporting minorities' effective participation in democracy.

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Awad Cherit, I., & Roth, A. (2011). From minority to cross-cultural programmes: Dutch media policy and the politics of integration. The International Communication Gazette, 73(5), 400–418. doi:10.1177/1748048511405816