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Communication Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

COPYRIGHT 2005 Thomson Gale
COMMUNICATION ETHICS -Communication ethics is concerned primarily with human communication mediated by communications technologies,
from print to radio, television, and other advanced electronic media. As such it assumes the importance of ethical responsibilities in direct or
immediate communication, such as the obligation to speak truthfully, and seeks to reflect on how these carry over into the complex circumstances
that arise with the development of communications science and technology. Because of the historical role played by reflection on ethics in relation
to mass circulation print technologies in the form of newspapers during the first half of the twentieth century, communication ethics has its roots
in journalism ethics. Because of the multiplicity of communications media during the last half of the twentieth century, the term media ethics is
sometimes used as a synonym for communication ethics.
What Is Globalization?
Globalization is the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures. In economic terms, it describes an
interdependence of nations around the globe fostered through free trade.
On the upside, it can raise the standard of living in poor and less developed countries by providing job opportunity, modernization, and improved
access to goods and services. On the downside, it can destroy job opportunities in more developed and high-wage countries as the production of
goods moves across borders.
Globalization motives are idealistic, as well as opportunistic, but the development of a global free market has benefited large corporations based in
the Western world. Its impact remains mixed for workers, cultures, and small businesses around the globe, in both developed and emerging
"Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off . . . it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature -- like wind or water."
Globalization has changed the way our radical societies would think of the rights or wrongs of us. We are exchanging cultures, sharing ideas which
are worthwhile to reach every globe’s resident.
Globalization widen our circle and we can communicate with many people around the world. Well, technology and Internet help a lot in
communication these days. However, since we can just communicate with people through social media or other platforms like e-mail, it make us
lack of communication skills especially when we talk with people face to face. Someone can be excellent when communicating with other people in
social media but when meeting others in real life, he or she may not be as good as in social media or Internet.
In todays world, since when using platform to communicate and we cannot see the person that we are communicating, we might misunderstand
what he or she trying to say. In this case, the use of emoji helps a lot because it can express someone’s feelings.
“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from
each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” – Bill Gates
Effective communication is the foundation of all kinds of relationships. Whether personal or professional, problems may arise due to
miscommunication. Effective communication does not merely include perfect grammar and usage, but good interpersonal skills too. To be an
effective communicator, one should also respect one’s personal beliefs, religion race and gender. Sensitivity to the plight of others is a must.
However, language barriers can hinder a good flow of communication. COMMUNICATION IN TODAY’S WORLD
Globalization, defined
Globalization is the integration and synergy among individuals, companies, educational and financial institutions and governments of different
countries in order to foster international trade and investments. Thereby, mutual cooperation in upgrading information technology is a priority.
Although Globalization is not a fresh concept, for it started thousand years ago when China traded silk and ceramics, technology has been a
powerful driving force in intensifying globalization. Due to these technological advances, the landscape of economy has drastically changed. All
economic players [investors, entrepreneurs, corporations and consumers] now various new tools and techniques in making more informed choices,
collaborating with other brands and individuals, pursuing non-traditional jobs and transacting faster.

Communication is the soul of all human aspirations. Without it, ideas would not turn into realities. In today’s digitalization,
connectivity in politics, religion, economy, education, travel and lifestyle and even personal and romantic relationships is wide-
spread and overwhelming.
Through this rapid and powerful communication, e-Commerce businesses, freelancing opportunities, e-services, cyber relationships and ad
hoc/mesh network messaging apps boomed. It made our lives incredibly convenient in innumerable ways. You’re late for work, you book an Uber.
You’re dating status is dull, so try out Tinder. You don’t have signal and there is an emergency, FireChat your family about it. Traveling? AirBnb
gives you options where to stay. It’s that easy, fam.

Connecting with people on the other side of the world is now much easier than it was a few years ago. Satellites, fiber -optic cables and the
internet make it effortless to share information with those in different time zones and locations. Global communication is directly affected by
the process of globalization, and helps to increase business opportunities, remove cultural barriers and develop a global vil lage. Both
globalization and global communication have changed the environmental, cultural, political and economic elements of the world .
Increased Business Opportunities
Many companies today hire employees that are located in other countries. Using communic ation vehicles such as video calling make it simple
to converse with colleagues across the globe, almost making it feel as if they are in the same room. Technology also makes it easier to connect
with suppliers and customers all over the world, and to streamline those relationship through improves ordering, shipment tracking and so on.
With this kind of communication technology, many businesses are able to take advantage of opportunities in different countrie s or cities,
improving the economic outlook on a global level.
Thanks to global communications, information itself can be transferred as a valuable business asset from one country to anoth er. This has the
effect of making everyone's operations more modern and efficient, regardless where they are located.