The studies in this issue demonstrate the policies, dilemmas, and contexts within communication rights from a variety of perspectives. They highlight new dilemmas and actors of communication rights in the digital era, but also how old policy issues emerge, are framed, and can be studied. The special issue, as well as all 10 volumes of the Journal of Information Policy are freely available here.
Thank you Adam, Alexander, Alexandra, Anton, Elmeri, Ester, Evelina, Katja, Laura, Milena, Ulrika, Vera and Vivi. Please find below some thoughts that your responses to the lecture elicited:
PS: Screening the video I realized I made a snafu. I mentioned the Finnish constitution as recognizing diverse media. While the Finnish constitution recognizes diverse forms of communication rights beyond the freedom of speech it is the EU Charter of fundamental rights that is more explicit about the media. Sorry about that. I had just been writing a related commentary on that and “wires got crossed” in my informal response to you.
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1.Is the concept of communication rights feasible at all? Why or why not?
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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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