ERIC Number: ED111331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
National Communication Systems; Some Policy Issues and Options. Reports and Papers on Mass Communication No. 74.
Sommerlad, E. Lloyd
To assist policy-makers with the establishment of national communications policies and the harmonization of institutional policies as part of national development planning, policy issues and options are identified and discussed. The functions of communication in society are defined and the structure of the system detailed, with descriptions of point-to-point communication, the mass media, interpersonal communication and supporting services and human resources. The implementation of communications policies examines the socialist approach, public investment, mechanisms for social control, media ownership, financial constraints and incentives and control of media content. Protection of private rights and communication planning and coordination are also discussed. A list of references is appended. (SK)
Descriptors: Communications, Developmental Programs, Economic Development, Facility Planning, Mass Media, National Programs, Planning, Policy Formation, Social Development, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Department of Communication, Unesco, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).