Originally published in 1980 and now back in print, Many Voices, One World came out of hundreds of international studies and proposed reforms for global communication media to ensure a free flow of information. Prepared by the distinguished MacBride Commission--and frequently referred to as the MacBride Report--it criticized corporate control of media flows and suggested ways to make media production accessible in poorer countries. Beginning with the right of individuals and nations to communicate, this report tackled problems related to government controls, censorship, one-way flows of information, cultural dominance, and commercialization of the mass media. It called for more voices, more freedom of expression, and the protection of journalists' rights. Still widely taught and cited, the MacBride Report is a key work in the history of communication that continues to be relevant today.
Many Voices, One World...[is]a praiseworthy merit in more than one way and a highly recommended resource for young and established scholars in the field of international communication.--Stijn Joye, Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium "The Journal Of International Communication "
Chapter 1 Foreword to the New Edition Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Part 4 Part I: Communication and Society Chapter 5 1 The Historical Dimension Chapter 6 2 The Contemporary Dimension Chapter 7 3 The International Dimension Part 8 Part II: Communication Today Chapter 9 1 Means of Communication Chapter 10 2 Expanding Infrastructures Chapter 11 3 Integration: Changing Patterns Chapter 12 4 Concentration Chapter 13 5 Interaction: Participants Chapter 14 Disparities Part 15 Part III: Problems and Issues of Common Concern Chapter 16 1 Flaws in Communication Flows Chapter 17 2 Dominance in Communication Contents Chapter 18 3 Democratization of Communication Chapter 19 4 Images of the World Chapter 20 5 The Public and Public Opinion Part 21 Part IV: The Institutional and Professional Framework Chapter 22 1 Communication Policies Chapter 23 2 Material Resources Chapter 24 3 Research Contributions Chapter 25 4 The Professional Communicators Chapter 26 5 Rights and Responsibilities of Journalists Chapter 27 6 Norms of Professional Conduct Part 28 Part V: Communication Tomorrow Chapter 29 A Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 30 B Issues Requiring Further Study