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Author Harley, William G., 1911-1998.

Title Creative compromise : the Macbride Commission : a firsthand report and reflection on the workings of UNESCO's International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems / William G. Harley.

Published Lanham : University Press of America, 1992.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.2 HARL    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary This is William G. Harley's personal account of the process that produced the MacBride Commission report UNESCO's International Commission for Study of Communication Problems. Harley was present at all Commission meetings; he had the complete collection of reports he had sent back to the U.S. State Department. Furthermore, he had a file of relevant personal notes, memos, and letters, a comprehensive collection unique in all the world. The author's account not only tells how international agencies function, for better or worse, but it also sketches the personalities involved in negotiating international communication problems. Harley's reports of the meetings are fascinating exercises in group dynamics which capture the substance and spirit of the debates. The sixteen experts appointed in 1977 by UNESCO Director-General, Amadou Mahtar M'Bow, were responsible for preparing a report that would remedy issues such as Third World hopes for a new world information order and the flow of international information. It was a conscientious effort to reach a consensus in the study of these relations between and within nations and Harley's Creative Compromise affords the reader insights into the complexity of modern communications and their interrelationships with the economic, cultural, and social aspects of our interdependent world.
Subject International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems.
Communication -- International cooperation.
ISBN 0819189065 (alk. paper)