ERIC Number: ED192300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
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Responses to the New International Information Order: The United States.
Jacobson, Thomas L.
Third World nations' calls for a new international information order are discussed and the responses of Western governments and in particular of the United States government to those calls are analyzed in this paper. The paper notes the Third World countries' preferences for a more restrictive flow of information across borders, their limited interest in the use of technology to transmit information, and their internal policies of restricting access of information to less advantaged classes, positions that are not accepted by Western countries. Official Western government responses are described as having been expressed primarily through participation in United Nations sponsored conferences, especially those of UNESCO. An overview of these conferences and their major issues is provided. A discussion of the reasons behind Western policies that promote a more open right to communicate includes mention of the profit motive and cold war diplomatic and political intentions. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: United States