9781841506753

From NWICO to WSIS : 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics - Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides

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  • ISBN13:

    9781841506753

  • ISBN10:

    1841506753

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/2013
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to the present of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates. Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities - or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between - and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.

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