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The Political Economy of International Communications: Foundation for the Emerging Global Debate about Media Ownership and Regulation
McChesney, Robert W.; Schiller, Dan
This paper addresses the changing balance of public and private control over media and telecommunications in the global political economy, patterns of concentration and investment in the overall communication sector, and possibilities for improving the contribution of media and telecommunications to development in different parts of the world. The paper begins by discussing global media and then looks at telecommunications. It concludes by making a few general proposals that would improve the possibility that media, telecommunications and new information technologies could be more systematically used to improve the situation of disadvantaged groups and nations.