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Chapter 6: The Arab-Islamic Heritage in Communication Ethics

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The Arab-Islamic Heritage in Communication Ethics
The Arab-Islamic heritage in communication ethics
Muhammad I.AyishHaydar BadawiSadig

An urgent concern in the global debate over a new world information and communication order during the 1970s and early 1980s centered on incompatible perceptions of communication ethics in Western and Third World nations. Although several attempts had been made toward establishing professional universal codes of ethics in mass communication (MacBride, 1980, p. 243), academic and political discussions of the issue seemed to underscore increasingly irreconcilable attitudes.

With the demise of East-West politics (which for decades had shaped international debates over media issues, including communication ethics) and with new problems confronting modern societies, the quest for answers to important questions of ethical communication has taken on a greater urgency than ever. In the ...

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