Why are communication rights vital to the self-determination of indigenous peoples?Indigenous peoples often suffer from poor political representation and participation, economic marginalization and poverty, lack of access to social services and cultural discrimination.
The history of what we now call citizen journalism is enlightening and should be comforting to the modern scribe. The theory that grounds it is both solid and humanistic.
Background to the right to communicate debate, its transition to the call for a New World Information and Communication Order and its revival during the World Summit on the Information Society, together with a proposed new approach.
Communication as a right is a comparatively new concept, although its roots reach deep into the history of human thought. The arguments that underlie it are complex and contested. The first task is, therefore, to identify some of the philosophical and ethical strands that comprise this right.
In this article, the author reflects optimism about the potential for members of civil society to have a meaningful impact on the global communication policies now in formation. He sees a thread of aspiration that links the communication rights provisions in the 1948 U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO), and the current campaign for Communication Rights in the Information Society, although he argues that only now have we got it right.
What are 'communication rights'? How do they relate to 'human rights'? How do they differ from 'Freedom of expression'?
The most basic features of the media-centered operationalization of European public sphere are explained through Kant's 'transcendental principle of publicity.' It is shown that the idea of a personal public use of reason or right to communicate is an idea of terminating the divide, which indeed would enable citizens to become equal in access to public communication and thus help to create a cosmopolitan public sphere.
From the perspective of human rights references in the World Summit on the Information Society Declaration of Principles, an analysis of the political and economic obstacles that impede change.
Introduction to an issue of Continuum based on a research colloquium in 2003 in Italy titled 'Information Society Visions and Governance: The World Summit on the Information Society and Beyond.'