Global Communication

By Cees J. Hamelink - 2013

Global Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all. Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, the author helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication; introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field; teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions; and takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance. It  guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping them become critically informed participants in the ever-changing communication landscape. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.

SAGE Publications (2013).



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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