This section includes perspectives on how communication rights might be realized at different levels.
An exploration of how 'informational developments' interact with the societies in which they take place. These developments refer to the growing significance of information products (such as news, advertising, entertainment and scientific data) and information services (such as those provided by the World Wide Web).
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 study documents the emergence of the societal right to freedom of the press in the international human rights law of Latin America.
The author examines the right to communicate as a fundamental right protected by provisions of the Canadian Constitution that recognize and affirm the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The new tools of information and communication play an increasingly important role in many organisations, providing new opportunities and new challenges. The human rights world, for which good quality information is a prime requisite and information management is a vital skill, is equally faced with the opportunities and threats of these tools in promoting and protecting human rights.
A human rights-based framework for communication policies in Third World countries is the main focus of this article: promoting the independence of public media, increasing people's access to public means of information and communication, and ensuring that these media are not abused as a vehicle or legitimation of human rights violations.
This book focuses on the post-1945 decades of development of the Latin American media, examining political and economic actors, changing alliances and agreements, and the impassioned debates and policies that forged the media.
Rapid progress in information technologies has produced an ever-broadening array of choices in information products. At the same time, it has caused historically segmented industries, such as television, telephones, computers, and print media, to converge and compete.