From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics (Book)

Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides

Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to today of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates. Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities—or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between—and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.

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Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to the present of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates. Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities – or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between – and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.

Divina Frau-Meigs is professor of media sociology and American studies at the Sorbonne.

Jérémie Nicey is currently holding a position as associate professor in the public school of journalism at Université de Tours.

Michael Palmer is a professor at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Julia Pohle is a PhD student in international communication at VU Brussels.

Patricio Tupper is professor of media and communication sciences at the University of Paris 8.

 

 

 

Introduction
PART I: On the Agenda: NWICO 
PART II: Shifting Sands 
PART III: Changing the agenda: WSIS and the future 
PART IV: Postface 
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