Negotiating communication rights: Case studies from India

Thomas, Pradip Ninan Negotiating communication rights: Case studies from India. New Delhi, India: Sage Publications, 2011. doi:10.4135/9781446270325

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Author Thomas, Pradip Ninan
Title Negotiating communication rights: Case studies from India
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.4135/9781446270325
ISBN 9788132106364
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 253
Total number of pages 284
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Communication rights are a barometer of the degree of transparency and fairness in a democracy. India, the world’s largest democracy, has found itself at the center of this debate. This book, through five case studies in India, explores communication rights movements here. It encompasses pivotal areas of movements, such as, Right to Information, Free and Open Source Software, Women and Media, and Community Radio and Citizen Journalism.

The complexity of specific agendas in India, such as, rights of women, citizen activism and role of media is analyzed while placing the subject in a broader theoretical context.

The author makes a strong case of the right of people to be able to access information. He also explores processes through which ordinary citizens are able to develop spaces for self-expression; a concept synonymous with media democratization in this century. The author highlights the need to ‘localize’ communication rights struggles in those places facing real communication deficits daily. [from publisher's website]
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Created: Thu, 07 Jul 2011, 23:12:26 EST by Assoc Prof Pradip Thomas on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication