This section reflects international or national legislation on aspects of communication rights.
This article explores key US and European Union policy documents to identify the similarities and differences in the way that the digital divide has been defined in both contexts in recent years.
After coming to power in 1997, the UK’s New Labour Government considered various policy responses to ‘convergence ‘- a perceived communications revolution blurring the boundaries between previously distinct media sectors.
The focus in this article is on two different modes of ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’ in Southern African new democracies, namely South African community radio and its support apparatus, Democracy Radio, and the Namibian People’s Parliament. South African community radio operates within a sphere of its own…
New technologies, although developed with optimism, often fall short of their predicted potential and create new problems. Communications technologies are no different.
In the interest of simplification, it may be helpful to concentrate first on the right of two or a few people to communicate and to examine whether any restrictions on such a right are justifiable. And, then, to ask to what extent does the use of telecommunications affect the exercise of such a right?
This volume (2002) is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO and ICANN. It raises key questions and suggests where more complete answers can be found.
This article deals with communications and media policy paradigms. In the US and Western Europe three paradigmatic phases of communications and media policy can be distinguished.
This article examines rural telecommunications access and use among poor village households in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The contributors to this volume examine issues raised by the intersection of new communications technologies and public policy.
This article draws on liberal democratic theory to provide a philosophical foundation for understanding the relationship between speech rights and democracy.