El siguiente llamamiento fue elaborado a partir de los debates sobre democratización de la comunicación en el III Foro Social Américas, Guatemala 7-12 de octubre 2008, y presentado en la Asamblea de Movimientos Sociales. Se invita a las personas y organizaciones que se identifican con la propuesta a suscribirlo (ver el enlace al final para las adhesiones)
El derecho humano a la información en el desarrollo de la ciudadanía comunicativa en Bolivia (1997-2007) articula tres factores que son motivo de preocupación de los comunicadores y cientistas sociales en los últimos años: el derecho a la información, el ejercicio de la ciudadanía y los procesos de desarrollo.
In 1994 an act of parliament brought the Independent Broadcasting Authority into existence, and its work over the past six years has been extensive. This article covers its legal constitution; its aims and objectives; its remit and responsibilities; questions concerning divisions of bi-media and new technology; the IBA Council and its standing committees; and the relationships between licensing, monitoring and advertising.
Using an analytical framework which regards the structure of broadcast media in any period as the result of a compromise between the conflicting pressures created by specifically social determinants and more general processes of societal change, this article considers how recent social and political events in Poland might affect the present and future development of Polish broadcasting.
This book explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses key and often contentious issues such as the power of media, the benefits of media globalization, and the political role of media.
Many of the traditional conceptions of the relation of the media to democracy were predicated upon a certain perception of communication technology and the major contemporary debates related to democratization have to do, again, with the deployment of technologies. How do all these developments affect society? How is the communications explosion related to democracy?
Theories of media and democracy, entailing concepts like the 'public sphere' and 'civil society', have been extensively used in western societies. In contrast, analysis of the role of Africa's media in democratization has been patchy and lacking in theoretical foundation. By reworking some of the theorization that is born of societies with rather different media conditions to Africa, some useful insights can be gained about the processes on this continent, particularly in southern Africa.
Technological developments in the field of communications have created situations which offer new and remarkable possibilities. This book contains 19 contributions form around the world organized under three themes: Defining the Right to Information, Using the New Communication Technologies, and Experiences and Possibilities.
This study attempts to investigate the emerging phenomena of people’s media and communication rights in the Philippines and Indonesia. These two countries are selected as they form an important part of the ASEAN nations. Secondly, their varying degree of media freedom and political transformation in recent years provide for a dynamic comparative perspective.
This article takes a brief world tour to examine the development of radio as a popular communications tool. It then compares different forms of media construction against a typology of democracy and it sets out the challenges which popular communications media face to survive in the context of globalization and digitalization.