Power, the Press and the Technology of Freedom: The Coming Age of ISDN

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Written for the general reader, this book focuses on public affairs (power), the press, communications technology, and human freedom. In warning that today's idea-controls must first be eliminated, the author provides 82 forms of censorship and self-censorship, and ways journalists, in turn, prod government officials, analyses of the state/press struggle in 88 countries, a first-of-its-kind survey of correspondents in 74 countries who respond to 200 questions on how news media really function world-wide, and ...
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Overview

Written for the general reader, this book focuses on public affairs (power), the press, communications technology, and human freedom. In warning that today's idea-controls must first be eliminated, the author provides 82 forms of censorship and self-censorship, and ways journalists, in turn, prod government officials, analyses of the state/press struggle in 88 countries, a first-of-its-kind survey of correspondents in 74 countries who respond to 200 questions on how news media really function world-wide, and scores of concrete recommendations for removing today's censorship and opening the age of information freedom. The book foresees the democratizing potentials of the new communications technologies. ISDN (Integrated Systems of Digital Networks) will provide the world-wide network of networks├│print, broadcast, picture, data, marketing, banking, encyclopedic, electronic mail and other services├│all on a single terminal at home or office, linked by telephone on a fiber optic thread.
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Manchester Times
...this fascinating book....is must reading for those with a technical bent of mind.
Manchester Times - Robert L. Stevenson
An excellent book, full of insight, common sense, and wisdom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932088390
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/1/1990
  • Series: Focus on Issues Series , #9
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Sussman, who has been a journalist, a government spokesman and a long-time freedom advocate, is presently Senior Scholar in International Communications of Freedom House.
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