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This book will be the first comprehensive book in the market on a subject which is of increasing global interest. The right to information (or freedom of information) has now emerged as a key component in credible democratic governance and is vital for promoting 'open governance' and the accountability of public decision makers, as well as for strengthening transparency, participation and the rule of law. The right to information is not only fundamental for an open and democratic society, but is a key weapon in the fight against poverty and corruption leading to accelerating human development. More than 80 countries already have an FOI/RTI law and others are proceeding towards it. There are country-specific manuals and studies, there are many websites devoted to FOI issues, but there is not a single book which looks at the subject from a global perspective. The book is an attempt to fill this void.
|Publisher:||Lancer InterConsult, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
KM Shrivastava, a media professional, is now the senior-most Professor at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. He has been taking serious interest in transparency issues and right to information since the early 1970s, first as a journalist and then as an academic. He was the plenary speaker at the International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference in Glasgow (1998) on the subject of Constraints in Communication. He was an IAMCR delegate to the UN World Summit on Information Society (Geneva, December 2003 and Tunis 2005).Prof. Shrivastava participated in IAMCR Conferences held in Yugoslavia (1990), Brazil (1992), Ireland (1993), South Korea (1994), Australia (1996), Mexico (1997), U.K. (1998), Singapore (2000), Hungary (2001), Spain (2002), Egypt (2006) and Sweden (2008). He also participated in the International Press Institute Conferences in Vienna (2002), Warsaw (2004) and Istanbul (2007).His books include News Reporting and Editing (1987), Radio and TV Journalism (1989), Media Issues (1992), Media Towards 21st Century (1998), Broadcast Journalism in the 21st Century (2005), Media Ethics: Veda to Gandhi and Beyond (2005), News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet (2007) and Public Relations in the Digital Era (2007).