The Democratization of Communication

By Philip Lee - 1995

The Democratization of Communication edited by Philip Lee tackled the illusion of democracy and the potential of new information and communication technologies to begin to overcome inequality and injustice at all levels in society.

Contributions by 11 internationally recognized communicators explore: "The democratic ideal and its enemies" (Cees J. Hamelink); "That recurrent suspicion: Democratization in a global perspective" (Majid Tehranian and Katharine Kia Tehranian); "Communication ethics as the basis of genuine democracy" (Clifford G. Christians); "Democratization of communication as a social movement process" (Robert A. White); "The journalist: A walking paradox" (Kaarle Nordenstreng); "Women and communications technology: What are the issues?" (Colleen Roach); "Traditional communication and democratization: Practical considerations" (Pradip N. Thomas); "The cultural frontier: Repression, violence, and the liberating alternative" (George Gerbner); "Linguistic minorities and the media" (Ned Thomas); "Mass media and religious pluralism" (Stewart M. Hoover); and "Communication: international debate and community-based initiatives" (Carlos A. Valle).

First published by University of Wales Press, Cardiff (1995).

By Philip Lee| 1995
Categories:  Debate|Publications


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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