WSIS revisited: Mapping the ideological divide

Breit, Rhonda (2010) WSIS revisited: Mapping the ideological divide. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 7 2/3: 46-51.

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Author Breit, Rhonda
Title WSIS revisited: Mapping the ideological divide
Journal name Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics
ISSN 1742-0105
ISBN 9781845494292
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 2/3
Start page 46
End page 51
Total pages 6
Place of publication Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, U.K.
Publisher Abramis Academic
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Freedom of expression, the free flow of information and ideas and the ability to receive and impart knowledge and opinions through any media regardless of frontiers underpin the vision of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) for inclusive information societies (Breit and Servaes 2005). Collectively, these characteristics have been described as a fundamental human right to freedom of expression. This paper argues that grounding the information society vision on Western liberal concepts of 'rights', 'freedom' and 'common good' is problematic. The following discussion explores the ethical dilemma facing information society visionaries as a result of an 'ideological' divide that emerges within the project.
Keyword WSIS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 16 Dec 2010, 00:30:06 EST by Dr Rhonda Breit on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication