sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Case for Communication Rights: A Rights Based Approach for Media Development
Karlstads universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0009-2972
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5638-6606
Karlstads universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4774-4643
2016 (English)In: Communicating with Power: 66th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Japan, Fukuoka, June 9-13, 2016, 2016Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

From the 1980s international organizations have devised strategies to develop national media systems to make them more diverse and inclusive, and preserve local cultures. In many countries these strategies have been unsuccessful and information has become a commodity as the interests of private actors prevent many groups from full access to communication rights. This paper attempts to provide a new view on media development from a rights-based approach, derived from a critique to dominant perspectives from international organizations with a too strong focus on technology provision. The paper argues for media development based on the right to communication as an alternative to commodification of information. Through examples from Brazil and Kenya the paper illustrates that viewing communication as a basic right can lead to the inclusion of more voices in the public discourse. Furthermore, a model for media development is proposed that suggests states’ involvement in preserving local cultures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Development, Communication Rights
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32393OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32393DiVA: diva2:1089083
Conference
66th ICA Annual Conference: Communicating With Power, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9-13, 2016.
Available from: 2016-09-10 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2017-04-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Uppal, CharuSartoretto, PaolaCheruiyot, David
Humanities and the ArtsSocial Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 2 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf