The author argues that independent information carried by the mass media in every country has a huge role to play in generating awareness among citizens of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will then create the conditions for progress.
This Student Edition of the successful Handbook of New Media has been abridged to showcase the best of the hardback edition. It sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field.
This paper argues that creation of information and communication technologies infrastructure with emphasis on connectivity provision, content creation, capacity augmentation, core technologies creation and exploitation, cost reduction, competence building, community participation, and commitment to the deprived and disadvantaged would definitely help in bridging the digital divide.
The right to communicate can be a reality and be beneficial only if the policies of the state are carefully coordinated toward that end. Research is needed on the economics of information and information policy coordination at the national and international levels.
This book takes a closer look at the other side of the information highway. It wants to find out what is happening on and around the dirt roads. It does so by looking at the problems of communication, culture and development from different perspectives: historical and futuristic, theoretical and applied, institutional and organizational, strategic and methodological.
This article describes two enthnographic research projects - one in Australia and one in South Asia - which stand apart in the way in which they combine ethnography with action research; they are, in effect, applied ethnographic research. Both projects reflect an interest in examining the changing processes and applications of creativity, production, and consumption and the desire to gain deeper understandings of what roles new technologies play in all of this.
This paper attempts to analyze the significance of the right to communicate as a basic human right and the factors that deprive the vast majority of Indians of this right on the 'global village green'.
The authors use a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. This book offers encouragement for a world sometimes overwhelmed by conflict and presents an expanded and pragmatic definition of peace.
In this article, the writer argues that political, economic and cultural transformations in the global arena over the past 15 years have given rise to new realities that seem antithetical to the MacBride legacy of “many voices and one world.” While the world seems to be converging on a globalised American-style model of political, cultural and economic evolution, forces of indigenous cultural expressions embedded in non-Western communities will always make a difference in the emerging communication landscape.
This report is part of a series of knowledge products initiated by the Poverty Group, Bureau of Development Policy, UNDP New York to facilitate evidence-based discussion of innovative and emerging policy.