ERIC Number: ED066914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
Draft Declaration of Guiding Principles on the Use of Satellite Broadcasting for the Free Flow of Information, The Spread of Education and Greater Cultural Exchange.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Recognizing that communications satellites are capable of broadcasting programs for individual or community reception, and that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims that everyone has the right to receive and impart information through any media regardless of frontiers, the following guiding principles are proclaimed: (1) Satellite broadcasting shall be guided by international law; (2) satellite broadcasting shall respect the sovereignty of all States; (3) the benefits of satellite broadcasting should be available to all countries without discrimination; (4) satellite broadcast international news programs should identify the body which assumes responsibility for the programs; (5) each country has the right to decide on the content of educational programs broadcast by satellite to its people; (6) cultural programs broadcast by satellite should respect the right of all peoples to preserve their culture; (7) commercial advertising should be subject to specific agreement between transmitting and receiving countries; (8) broadcasters' national and international associations should be encouraged to cooperate. (MG)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Communications Satellites, Instructional Programs, International Education, International Law, International Organizations, International Programs, Telecommunications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: UNESCO; United Nations