This section lists major materials that discuss communication rights.
This book spans two historical periods that are usually treated separately: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) on the one hand, and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on the other.
Background to the right to communicate debate, its transition to the call for a New World Information and Communication Order and its revival during the World Summit on the Information Society, together with a proposed new approach.
This paper critiques the contribution of a contemporary expression of the communication rights movement – the Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS Campaign) – to social change. While CRIS is a recognised global leader in communication rights advocacy, the paper argues that it falls short of its objectives.
The author proposes that any account seeking to contextualize crucial policy debates connected to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) must historicize WSIS in relation to an earlier international forum similarly focused on global communications policy: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO).
This article explores the history and development of the right to communicate as a Third generation human right and the failed past attempts to translate it into national and international policy. In addition, alternative policy paths for advocate of the right to communicate will be explored and suggestions for concrete activities will be made.
This paper is a case study of the role of transnational advocacy networks (TNAs) and multi-stakeholder governance processes in the formation of international communication- information policy. It analyzes the campaign for communication rights in the Information society (CRIS) during the WSIS.
By examining the institutions and practices that are widely understood to define the international human rights regime, this essay offers a perspective for thinking about the symbolic significance of international summits and resulting declarations in general, and of the outcomes of the WSIS in particular.
Social movement theories offer useful conceptual and analytical tools for the study and research of global media reform movements. This article explores the successes and blind-spots of the CRIS Campaign in the light resource mobilization theory and offers practical directions for the movement to move on from where it is to where it ought to be.