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The Politics of World Communication
A Human Rights Perspective.
by C. J. Hamelink

Abstract:
From publisher's web page: Communication is an arena of world politics in which governments, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations seek to influence the basis of communicative exchange. In The Politics of World Communication, Cees J. Hamelink examines the political processes and decisions that determine the global communication environment. Mass communication, telecommunication, data traffic, intellectual property, and communication technology have all been regulated by agreements within the international community. Examining negotiation processes and their outcomes, the author offers comprehensive analysis of the global politics of communication and its implications for specific nations, areas, and communities. Underlying this analysis is the fundamental concern with communication and human rights. Hamelink examines the standards agreed upon in international communication that address the interests of ordinary people in their everyday lives.

Publication Type: Authored Book: 352 pages
Publisher: Sage Publications (1995)
Location: London, UK
Language: English
ISBN: 0803978235

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