Present international framework of the right to communicate

By Edward Ploman - 1977

Most discussions of communication and information rights still seem to be conducted without taking into account the technological, as well as political, social and economic changes which have occurred since the principles and terms in this field were first formulated. The concepts are often based on a particular level of technology. They often concern the protection of particular interest groups. They have developed within the value and legal systems of one culture only. These are some of the reasons this approach has been inadequate.

In Right to communicate : collected papers edited by L. S. Harms, Jim Richstad, and Kathleen A. Kie. University Press of Hawaii (1977).


By Edward Ploman| 1977
Categories:  Landmarks


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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