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Title: Information and human rights : perspectives for the 21st century
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Information and Human Rights: Perspectives for the 21st. century
Prof Dr. Cees J. Hamelink

Abstract:
The presentation will address the following issues.
*How did information and human rights get linked together?
*What information rights has the international community recognized?
*What happened to communication rights?
*Information and communication rights under threat?
*Information, Communication and Human Rights in the 21st. century: Beyond Good
Intentions?


Dr. Cees J. Hamelink studied philosophy and psychology in Amsterdam. He is
Professor Emeritus of International Communication at the University of
Amsterdam, and Professor of Globalization, Human Rights and Public Health at
the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Professor Hamelink has worked as a journalist as well as a consultant on media
and communication policy for several international organizations and national
governments. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the International Journal for
Communication Studies: Gazette, past president of the International Association
for Media and Communication Research, president of the Dutch Federation for
Human Rights, founder of the People's Communication Charter, and board
member of the international news agency Inter Press Service. Professor
Hamelink has guest-lectured in over 40 countries and has published over 250
articles, papers and chapters in academic publications.

Among the sixteen books he has authored are Cultural Autonomy in Global
Communications (1983), Finance and Information (1983), The Technology
Gamble (1988), The Politics of World Communication (1994), World
Communication (1995), The Ethics of Cyberspace (2000), and Human Rights
for Communicators (2004). Forthcoming is a book on Political Ethics and
Communication.











Biographies_


About Prof. Cees J. Hamelink

Dr. Cees J. Hamelink studied philosophy and psychology in Amsterdam. He is
Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, and
Professor of Media, Religion and Culture at the Free University in Amsterdam.
Professor Hamelink has also worked as a journalist as well as a consultant on
media and communication policy for several international organizations and
national governments. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the International
Journalfor Communication Studies: Gazette, past president of the International
Association for Media and Communication Research, president of the Dutch
Federation for Human Rights, founder of the People's Communication Charter,
and board member of the International Communication Association and the
international news agency Inter Press Service. Professor Hamelink has guest-
lectured in over 40 countries and was special adviser to the United Nations for
the World Summit on the Information Society.

Among the sixteen books he has authored are Cultural Autonomy in Global
Communications (1983), Finance and Information (1983), The Technology
Gamble (1988), The Politics of World Communication (1994), World
Communication (1995), The Ethics of Cyberspace (2000), and Human Rights
for Communicators (forthcoming, 2003). Professor Hamelink is also a regular
cor mentator on radio and television in the Netherlands.

A propos de Prof. Cees J. Hamelink

Le Dr. Cees J. Hamelink a fait ses etudes en philosophies et en psychologie a
Amsterdam. Il est professeur en communication international a l'Universite
d'Amsterdam et professeur des medias, de la religion et de la culture a l'Universite
libre d'Amsterdam. Le professeur Hamelink a egalement oeuvr6 en tant que
jouraliste, ainsi que consultant sur les politiques m6diatiques et de
communication pour le compete de plusieurs organismes intemationaux et
gouvernements nationaux. Il est presentement directeur du International Journal
for Communication Studies: Gazette, ancien president de l'Association
international d'etudes et recherches en information (AIERI), president de la
Dutch Federationfor Human Rights, initiateur du People's Communication
Charter, et membre du conseil administration de la International




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