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Situating communications policy in the human rights framework

info: Submitted by Lisa Horner on Thu, 2008-05-08 09:56.

This paper by Morris Lipson examines whether the values that the Freedom of Expression Project believes should underlie communications policy making are rooted within the international human rights framework. Lipson highlights how the rights to free expression, culture and political participation underpin the proposed values and associated policy principles. However, depending on their interpretation, tensions exist between some of the values. Further work needs to be done to balance out these tensions so that that the values can have the maximum effect on policy making.

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Situating the Values of the Networked Communications Environment Within the International Human Rights Framework (Morris Lipson)73.43 KB