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International Communication Agencies

Marc Raboy and Aysha Mawani


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Several emerging and existing international communication agencies spearhead the governance of the global media and communications environment. International communication agencies have both specialized and collective responsibilities to advance multilateral and multi-stakeholder cooperation and collaboration on the broad issues of global media governance, including the development of regulation instruments and guidelines for intellectual property, media concentration and ownership, communication and network infrastructure, as well as promoting communication in the interests of human rights and economic, social and cultural development objectives (→  Copyright ; Concentration in Media Systems ; Ownership in the Media ; Development Communication ; Development Support Communication ). International communication agencies either fall under the aegis of the United Nations, or emerge as independent, international authorities, entities in and of themselves (→  United Nations, Communication Policies of ). The multilateral jurisdiction for many of these agencies has evolved alongside the globalization of media and communications, which is now a complex terrain where management, ownership, commercialization, and consumption of media collectively challenge traditional models of regulation and governance (→  Commercialization of the Media ). Radio and television, for example, have traditionally ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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