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What does the right to communicate mean to millions of people marginalised by the political and economic self-interests of the North?
These are some of the questions addressed by this book, which promotes the vision of "a new, more just and more efficient world information and communication order". Contributing authors include Cees Hamelink, Vasanth Kannabiran, Ritu Menon, Jan Servaes, Judith Vidal-Hall, and others.
Contents of the book:
Introduction by Philip Lee
Chapter 1: Grounding the human right to communicate by Cees J. Hamelink
Chapter 2: The right to communicate: For whom? By Judith Vidal-Hall
Chapter 3: Exclusion or inclusion: Linguistic human rights for linguistic minorities by Ulla Aikio-Puoskari and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Chapter 4: The right to write: Gender-based censorship and the right to communicate in India by Ammu Joseph, Vasanth Kannabiran, Lalitha Kumari, Ritu Menon and Gouri Salvi
Chapter 5: Malaysian women in the information society: Opportunities and challenges by Wang Lay Kim
Chapter 6: Communicating truth in the midst of authoritarianism: Radio's potential for mediation in Latin America by Rolando Pérez
Chapter 7: Human rights, participatory communication and cultural freedom by Jan Servaes
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