The Myth of the Information Revolution

By Michael Traber - 1986

The Myth of the Information Revolution: Social and Ethical Implications of Communication Technology edited by Michael Traber argued for "a genuine rather than a phony revolution, a communication revolution from below."

One of the first books to assess the impact of the concentration of the mass media in fewer and fewer hands, nine chapters include: "Is there life after the information revolution?" (Cees J. Hamelink); "The erosion of national sovereignty by the world business system" (Herbert I. Schiller); "Communication satellites and the Third World" (Donna A. Demac); "The social implications of technological innovations in communication" (James D. Halloran); "The struggle for rights and values in communication" (Paul A.V. Ansah); "Leapfrogging the industrial revolution" (Usha V. Reddi); "Communication as if people matter: The challenge of alternative communication" (Mina M. Ramirez); "Alternative communication for women's movements in Latin America" (Moema Viezzer); and "Communication and religion in the technological era" (William F. Fore).

First published by SAGE Publications Inc. (1986).

By Michael Traber| 1986
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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