Monday, September 17, 2012

From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides

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From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides, a new book in the ECREA series, edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Jérémie Nicey, Patricio Tupper, Michael Palmer and Julia Pohle, has been published.

http://www.ecrea.eu/news/article/id/187


Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to the present of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates.

Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities – or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between – and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.

Book profile on the publisher's website, Intellect < http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4895/ >.

The ECREA book series consists of books arising from the intellectual work of ECREA members. Books address themes relevant to the ECREA’s interests; make a major contribution to the theory, research, practice and/or policy literature; are European in scope; and represent a diversity of perspectives.