ERIC Number: ED196052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A New World Information Order for Better Human Understanding.
Many studies, particularly the report of the International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems (ICSCP), have tried to define a new world information order for better human understanding. What appears to be needed is the establishment of a new, open-ended, conceptual framework leading to a freer, more efficient, more equitable, better balanced international communication system--one founded on democratic principles and favoring equality in the relations between sovereign states. The new order would be the ideal framework for promoting freedom of information/communication as an individual and collective right that must be guaranteed at all levels. In some respects, development and communication rest on the same principles. In other respects, the new communication order is a prerequisite to the new economic order. The ICSCP has made over 80 recommendations to put this orientation into concrete form. Intended for developing countries, industrialized countries, international institutions, and professional organizations, these recommendations are for implementing the new world communication order at the national, legal, ethical, technical, and financial levels. The recommendations also address the need to eliminate language barriers and the need for a new concept of freedom of expression. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Institute of Communications (Ottawa, Canada, September 7-11, 1980).