The No-Nonsense guide to Communication Rights

February 2006
Media Development;2006, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of communication rights to fortify the capability of the people and communities to use communication and media to pursue their economic, political and social goals. The right to communicate entails the authority of an individual to have his views heard. This can be achieved through the implementation and exercise of the freedom of opinion and expression, including access to the mass media. Communication is also central to the production and practice of identity and culture.


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