This section includes perspectives on how communication rights might be realized at different levels.
Executive Summary of the "Report of the People's Right to Information Assessment 2008" carried out in India by the RTI Assessment & Analysis Group (RaaG) and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) and published in July 2009.
This book makes a significant contribution to the democratization of communication and the global debate around communication rights set firmly in the framework of human rights.
This book is a landmark contribution 'to an intellectual and multidisciplinary framework that will help better understand emerging issues in the practice of this complex human right.'
If the communication processes in society are diluted or non-existent, the capacity for inclusive and equitable sharing of knowledge and experience, and for vital democratic participation in political, economic and cultural decision-making, is diminished.
This article analyzes the three-decade evolution of the right to communicate debates. There are two stages of this global debate: intergovernmental and civil society. Intergovernmental efforts reached an impasse when crippled by cold war pressures and the politicization of the right to communicate.
From the perspective of human rights references in the World Summit on the Information Society Declaration of Principles, an analysis of the political and economic obstacles that impede change.
Around the world, citizens in local communities are utilising ICTs to underpin the creation of a participatory and democratic vision of the network society. Embedded in the richness and diversity of community practice, a vision of a 'civil network society' is emerging.
This book consists of two papers: 'Communication Rights: Human Rights in the Information Society: From Exclusion to Inclusion', and 'Access to Information in Human Rights: A Forgotten Concept'.