A good entry point for newcomers to the idea of communication rights is to bounce it against the idea of freedom of expression.
Most people believe they understand the basic of freedom of expression. It also ranks among the sacrosanct foundation stones of all human rights. It is contained in numerous international Treaties, Conventions and agreements, and enshrined, in varying formulations, in virtually national constitution and legislation. The most frequently cited reference point is to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by every member of the United Nations:By: Comunicación y CiudadaníaPosted: February 13, 2016 (0) Comments (0) Like
A quarter of a century ago, in an essay published in the journalReligion and Society, Michael Traber wrote:
“Communication, both public and private, is a fundamental human right and, as such, the precondition for other human rights, because communication is intimately bound up with what it means to be human. The freedom to speak and to publicize, and to create works of communication (cultural goods), is not only an essential component of human dignity and cultural identity, but it is also necessary for any progress in other rights.”1Posted: February 13, 2016 (0) Comments (0) Like