The author argues that recognizing, implementing, and building on communication rights will create 'enabling environments' in which structural, political, economic, and cultural obstacles to improving the lives of people in different communities can be identified, analyzed, and action taken to overcome them. Such enabling environments depend upon access to information and communication and unobstructed maintenance of spaces for communal and public debate that are directly related to ways of tackling the problems and challenges of poverty and hunger, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, combating disease, the environment, and building global partnerships.
In The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates, and Future Promises. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishers (2009) edited by Aliaa Dakroury, Mahmoud Eid and Yahya R. Kamalipour. PDF.