This section reflects international or national legislation on aspects of communication rights.
This study offers an assessment of the political, cultural, and economic basis of policies for constructing a European Information Society. It concludes that the deregulation of European media has serious consequences for participative democracy of the future.
There is a problem in achieving coherence between the design of an alternative approach to development, the formulation of national communication policies and the strength of existing power structures in Third World countries. This article highlights the gap between preconceived communication policies and planning perspectives and the constraints on their realization.
The regulation of media and communications in the UK has recently been subject to reform resulting in the creation of the Office of Communications (Ofcom).
What do citizens need from the media, and how should this be regulated? the authors seek to understand how these terms ('citizen', 'consumer', and 'citizen-consumer') are used to promote stakeholder interests in the media and communications sector, not always to the benefit of citizens.
This essay examines communication and information policy considerations from the standpoint of Kenyan women, particularly rural women. Present policy and the historical and political context in which discussions have been taking place are reviewed.
A collection of texts of 33 US Supreme Court cases, this volume is intended for the teaching of freedom of expression. Each case is presented along with the dissent. Four aspects of the right to communicate - messages, context, channel and access - are addressed.
This paper examines the international legal, regulatory, and policy questions raised by U.S. government broadcasting over Radio and TV Marti. The paper also argues that the U.S. broadcasts to Cuba are the latest in America's attempt to establish a type of international First Amendment using Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
This article suggests that those interested in both welfare theory and welfare policy cannot afford to overlook the emerging interactions between online and offline environments. It explores the main parameters of the debate relating to cyberspace, in particular, and Information and Communication Technologies more generally.
Most scholars agree that thinking about communication and development as a distinct discipline emerged after World War II, and they usually point out two paradigms: `modernization' versus `dependency'. In this article a new perspective is perceived in terms of a new paradigm, defined as `multiplicity in one world'. It is argued that these three paradigms imply quite divergent communication policy consequences.
Examines the reasons for the ineffective implementation of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Policy and its shortcomings as a comprehensive and functional ICT policy for Nigeria.