Abstract

Academic debates tend focus on attempts to codify and promote communication rights at the global level. This article provides a model to analyse communication rights at a national level by operationalising four rights: access, availability, dialogical rights, and privacy. It highlights specific cases of digitalisation in Finland, a country with an impressive record as a promoter of internet access and digitalised public services. The article shows how national policy decisions may support economic goals rather than communication rights, and how measures to realise rights by digital means may not always translate into desired outcomes, such as inclusive participation in decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternet policy review
Volume8
Issue number1
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • 513 Law

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