ERIC Number: ED245972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
International Information Policy. Report of the United Nations Issues Conference (15th, New Paltz, New York, April 13-15, 1984).
Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Highlights and recommendations of a conference focusing on the conflict over international information policy are divided into two sections. First, the opening speech discusses the importance of the free flow of information, the historical growth and current dominance of information flow by Northern hemisphere countries, the roles of the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and UNESCO in the controversy, and the conference goals of encouraging cooperation between Northern and Southern hemisphere blocs on this issue. The remainder of the text contains the rapporteurs' report on conference proceedings, subdivided into three parts. The first part places the conceptual conflict over information policy into historical context and examines the role of national governments in media regulation, the conduct of journalists, and the potential impact of NWICO on information policy. The next part reviews practical programs to strengthen information systems in developing countries; UNESCO, the International Programme for the Development of Communication, United Nations activities, public and private sector efforts, journalist training programs, editor training programs, and tecnology transfer. The final part of this section cites eight recommendations formulated at the conference. Additional material consists of a list of conference participants and a summary of Stanley Foundation activities. (LP)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Freedom of Speech, Government Role, Information Services, Information Systems, International Cooperation, International Relations, Journalism, News Media, News Reporting, Policy Formation, World Problems
The Stanley Foundation, 420 East Third St., Muscatine, IA 52761 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.