This section reflects international or national legislation on aspects of communication rights.
Independent media play a critical role in building and sustaining democracies, societies, and economies around the world. They provide citizens with the information necessary to make informed political and economic choices.
For UNDP, the right to information is a key underpinning for work in democratic governance and is vital for promoting ‘open governance’ and the accountability of public decision makers as well as for strengthening transparency, participation and the rule of law.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) hold tremendous potential for rural development in Ghana in the areas of agriculture, health, education and small scale industries.
The first UNESCO World Report emphasizes the need to renew an ethic for the guidance of emerging knowledge societies, an ethic of freedom and of responsibility. An ethic that will rest upon the sharing of knowledge.
There are three challenges inherent to every right: how to formulate it; how to translate it into policy; how to implement it. This paper deals with the second of these challenges: how to translate a right to communicate into policy.
This book focuses on media portrayals of gender, arguing that there is a role for local action to promote diversity in media content.