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CRIS - Assessing Communication Rights: A Handbook

CRIS - Assessing Communication Rights: A Handbook

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ASSESSING COMMUNICATION RIGHTS:A HANDBOOK
CRIS CAMPAIGN
SEPTEMBER 2005
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:This Handbook was produced as part of the CRAFT project (Communication RightsAssessment Framework and Toolkit) of the CRIS Campaign.H
ANDBOOK
P
RODUCTION
:Seán Ó Siochrú, with contributions from Research Teams and the Coordinating Group.P
ROJECT
C
OORDINATOR
: Seán Ó Siochrú.C
OORDINATING
G
ROUP
: Karen Banks, Myriam Horngren, Philip Lee, Randy Naylor,Seán Ó Siochrú, Pradip Thomas.P
ROJECT
A
DMINISTRATION
: World Association for Christian Communication.N
ATIONAL
R
ESEARCH
C
OORDINATION
:Brazil: João Brant, Marcio Kameoka.Colombia: Astrid Carolina Cañas Cortés, Astrid Elena Villegas.Kenya: Alice Munyua, Wamuyu Gatheru, Muruiki Mureithi.The Philippines: Alan Alegre, Philip Arnold Tuano.European Union: Claudia Padovani, Jason Nardi, Iginio Gagliardone.Graphic design:
MONOCROMO
The Handbook, Framework, Advocacy Tools and Research Reports, and the researchand organisational process that produced them, were supported by a grant from the FordFoundation in New York. We are very grateful for the assistance.
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Table of Contents
1.Introduction
Background to the Handbook7Why Assess Communication Rights?8
2.Introducing Communication Rights
Introduction13An Early Debate on Communication Rights15A Right to Communicateand Communication Rights19Communication Rights and Freedom of Expression21The Value-Added of a Right to Communicate25Are Communication Rights Enough?27Communication Rights: Why Now?29A Worst-Case Scenario32The Case for a United Front35References36
3.The Assessment Framework: Theory and practice
Structuring Communication Rights39Four Pillars of the Framework40Key Rights Associated with Pillars42The Pillars in Practice45
4.Applying the Framework
Key Preliminary Decisions53The Research Phase56Using, and Troubleshooting, the Framework59The Verification Process60The Follow up: From Output to Outcome62
Annex 1: An Assessment Framework on Communication Rights
65
Annex 2: Communication Rights in the International Bill of Rights
77
Annex 3: International Resources for Framework Implementation
81
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