A new world communication order

By Lloyd Sommerlad - 1983

While the right to communicate may have first been conceived as an individual right, the concept has relevance at the societal and national levels. The right of nations to participate in a two-way flow of information on a basis of equality links the right to communicate to the international debate on free flow and balance. And this debate was, of course, the starting point of the demand for a new world information and communication order.Neither the new order nor the right to communicate can be implemented at a stroke by legislation. The advance toward a new order and the right communicate, however laborious, must follow the path of promotion and adoption of appropriate communications policies at the national level and cooperation and agreements at the international level. The goal remains the democratization of communication.

By Lloyd Sommerlad| 1983
Categories:  Concepts


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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