During the last three decades, media industries have generally been growing faster than most other industrial sectors. With the business opportunities afforded by technological convergence with telecommunications, as well as the rise of companies within information services, these industries are some of the most productive and profitable sectors of the world economy. In addition, these industries have been increasing their lobbying activities to bring about communication policy reforms as a way to support and expand their business models. Meanwhile, the level of concentration in media/communication industries is growing, with media and telecommunications consolidation evident in many nations and regions. As a result, scholars and policymakers around the world have expressed their concerns about the impact of media concentration, specifically as it relates to cultural diversity and political pluralism.