CRIS and Global Media Governance: Communication Rights and Social Change

Thomas, Pradip (2005) CRIS and Global Media Governance: Communication Rights and Social Change. In Social Change in the 21st Century Conference, 28 October 2005, QUT Carseldine, Brisbane.

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This paper attempts to explore the contribution of a contemporary expression of the communication rights movement – the Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS Campaign) to social change. While CRIS is a recognised global leader in communication rights advocacy, the paper argues that it falls short of its objectives because of its extensive commitments, largely academia-inspired praxis and its lack of connectivity to subaltern, grassroots expressions of communication rights. The paper contrasts this tradition with the grassroots-based right to information movement in India that has connected access to information with the right to food security and employment – issues that have made a difference in people’s lives. The paper concludes with the following observations - that the success of the communication rights movement and in particular CRIS, will be based on the extent to which it 1) narrows its focus and 2) intentionally connects to the solving of everyday communication deficits.

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ID Code: 3480
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRIS, Communication Rights in the Information Society, social change
ISBN: 1741071089
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Pradip Thomas
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:30

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