ERIC Number: ED157102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Right to Communicate and Its Implementation within a New World Communication Order.
Harms, L. S.
The new communication order must be broad and pluralistic, encouraging a world-wide discussion of, by, and for the people, and must not be modeled on a narrow, news-information order that tends to polarize professional communicators and government officials. The central policy issue in this new communication order will be to insure that communication resources are made available to satisfy human communication needs in a way that is sensitive to the multicultural values of the right to communicate. This right to communicate encompasses the following three major areas: rights of association, information, and cultural evolution. Communication must be interactive and participatory; the right to participate is at the core of the right to communicate. The implementation of a right to communicate within a new communication order will require a substantial body of communication policy at world, national, and local levels. Communication policy science is emerging as a values-sensitive, problem-oriented, multi-method approach. (Diagrams of alternate communication models are included.) (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: UNESCO; United Nations
Note: Paper presented at the Unesco Experts Meeting on the Right to Communicate (Stockholm, Sweden, May 8-12, 1978)