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Information Flow, Global

Beginning in the 1960s, as the supply of information increased at a high rate—both internationally and domestically—information and equal access to it were seen as vehicles for reducing dependency in economic, political, and cultural relations. In a broad sense, the study of the international flow of information is an approach to the study of international relations. It is also an aspect of globalization.

Initially, the study of the international flow of information examined the international political aspects of flow as well as the news dimension. Later it broadened to include technological, cultural, and economic factors, expanding the concept of the international flow of information beyond the narrow scope of the mass media and the growing number of technological channels.

The global information flow has two complementary and ...

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