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International Governance of Media and Communication: for people, for profit or for power?

> ALAI, 17 November 2005 (...)

Governance of media and communication in society can be for people, for profit or for power. This article presents the ways that media and communications can be used as tools for each of these means and shows how the roles of media and communications demonstrate their need for governance. As media and communications are regarded increasingly with a ‘trade and commodity approach’, the author warns of the growing threat of a media which is controlled by a combination of both politics and business its implications. The article concludes with steps civil society can take to combat this.  read

date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

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