Welcome to the lecture
Here are your additional materials
- McIver, William J., Birdsall, William F., & Rasmussen, Merrilee (2003). “The internet and right to communicate”. First Monday, 8(12). (open access).
- Chapter 1 by Shoshana Zuboff from Jørgensen, Rikke Frank (2019, ed.). Human Rights in the Age of Platforms. Visual Communication. Understanding Images in Media Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 342 s. (open access).
- Podcast: “Rights in Differing Contexts”.
- Extra material, if interested: RightsCon2020 conference “the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age”, a selection of panel discussions and talks can be viewed on YouTube.
Assignment: Mission Impossible?
Please respond to these questions with the comment function below.
1.Is the concept of communication rights feasible at all? Why or why not?
Let’s, for a moment, assume that it is.
2.What should be included as comm rights?
3.Would these rights be universal or relative?
4.Who should monitor and implement them?
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