Media Divides

Media Divides

Number of page: 320
Author: Marc Raboy, Jeremy Shtern
Publisher: UBC Press
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Category: Political Science

Media Divides offers a comprehensive democratic audit of communications law and policy. Using the concept of communications rights as a framework for analysis in five key domains – media, access, the Internet, privacy, and copyright – leading analysts reveal that Canada’s failure to respond adequately to a host of pressures and developments has left its citizens with unequal access to the nation’s communications system and the freedom of expression it promises. Media Divides not only offers the first up-to-date account of the democratic deficits in Canada’s communications policy, it formulates recommendations – including the establishment of a Canadian right to communicate – for the future.