Media Development 2016/1

Communication Rights... joining up the dots

Demonstrating how communication rights in practice have advanced the cause of social justice in particular circumstances and at particular times. Authors conclude that it is up to civil society in alliances and partnerships to campaign for and bring about real social change.

Featured Articles

  • Big data analytics and the right to privacy

    Big data analytics and the right to privacy
    My work addresses communication rights in the context of the widespread growth and expansion of the Internet. In particular, I focus on privacy rights in the context of Internet-based data collection and analysis (big data analytics). By: Jenifer Sunrise Winter
    Posted: February 13, 2016
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  • Confianza y realidad

    Confianza y realidad
    Poder contar con un buen margen de confianza permite que la comunicación llegue a ser aceptada como creíble. La confianza hace más laxos los requerimientos de verosimilitud, los que no siempre se requieren de manera explícita sino más bien se dan por sentados. By: Carlos A. Valle
    Posted: February 13, 2016
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  • Communication rights in theory and practice

    Communication rights in theory and practice

    A good entry point for newcomers to the idea of communication rights is to bounce it against the idea of freedom of expression.

    Most people believe they understand the basic of freedom of expression. It also ranks among the sacrosanct foundation stones of all human rights. It is contained in numerous international Treaties, Conventions and agreements, and enshrined, in varying formulations, in virtually national constitution and legislation. The most frequently cited reference point is to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by every member of the United Nations:

    By: Comunicación y Ciudadanía
    Posted: February 13, 2016
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  • Communication rights help empower migrants

    Communication rights help empower migrants
    Freedom. Democracy. Justice. These are a few concepts that many migrants feel are alien once they land in a country that is not their own. A feeling of insecurity sets in as they navigate their immediate surroundings while trying to understand and adjust to a new culture, language and life.
    By: Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
    Posted: February 13, 2016
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Media Development

Media Development is an international quarterly journal dedicated to the theory and practice of communication around the world. Many contributors write from the perspective of the South, highlighting social, cultural, and spiritual values. 

Media Development publishes informed and critical opinions on a broad range of topics; relevant documents and materials; reports of events and conferences; a section on cinema; occasional book reviews.

Media Development seeks to keep abreast of developments in the field of mass, community and digital media and to articulate common concerns in the search for equality, justice and human dignity in communication.

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