UNESCO Media Policy

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) media policy is the whole of its collective binding decisions, which the multilateral United Nations agency takes in order to change the frame for public communication. Media policy, which is part of UNESCO's communication policy, sets standards, laws, and rules and, thus, narrows or extends the playground of stakeholders and participants in mass communication. Traditionally analyzed in the national context, the discovery of the global dimension of media policy is quite a recent phenomenon, although communication and exchange over long distances is an old historical fact. International policy, therefore, referred to the policy between nation-states rather than to a global media policy. A new comprehension developed only after the two great catastrophes of the 20th century, ...

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