ERIC Number: ED031079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Mass Media in the Developing Countries; A Unesco Report to the United Nations. Reports and Papers on Mass Communication, Number 33.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
There is statistical evidence to show that the expansion of a nation's economy is paralleled by the expansion of its media. Almost 70 per cent of the world's population, spread over 100 countries, does not have basic mass information facilities. These areas are always underdeveloped and lack facilities for formal education. It is a principle of the United Nations that freedom of information is a basic human right, and that is the reason for this report. It describes past efforts, both by special agencies and by United Nations organs, to develop information media, and sketches the problems of developing information media in society, focusing on the problems as they exist in South East Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and other areas. It offers recommendations, first in general terms, and then according to media: news agencies, press, radio, film, and television. The report concludes with a discussion about financing a development program. References are provided. (Author/GO)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Films, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Services, Mass Media, Publications, Radio, Technical Assistance, Television, World Problems
Mass Communication Clearing House, Unesco, Place de Fontenoy, Paris-7e, France; also, Unesco Publications Center, P.O. Box 433, 317 E. 34th St., New York, N. Y. 10016 ($.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).