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This is a book about the significance of international human rights for professional communicators. It provides an overview of the key human rights standards that are essential to the work of students, practitioners, and regulators in the field of communication. Following an analysis of the origins and developments in international human rights, the standards of free speech, human rights guidelines of media performance, and cultural human rights are addressed. The book concludes with an exploration of the meaning of human rights for the emerging information society. Each chapter is followed by a list of questions for further discussion. The book also contains a survey of the most important human rights instruments and original texts of key human rights agreements.