Canada is at a critical juncture in the evolution of its communicationspolicy. Will our information and communications technologies continuein a market-oriented, neoliberal direction, or will they preserve andstrengthen broader democratic values? Media Divides offers a comprehensive democratic audit ofcommunications law and policy. Using the concept of communicationsrights as a framework for analysis in five key domains -- media,access, the Internet, privacy, and copyright -- leading analystsreveal that Canada's failure to respond adequately to a host ofpressures and developments has left its citizens with unequal access tothe nation's communications system and the freedom of expressionit promises.Media Divides not only offers the first up-to-date accountof the democratic deficits in Canada's communications policy, itformulates recommendations -- including the establishment of aCanadian right to communicate -- for the future.
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