Towards a New World Information Order

Liza Béar

1979 | 01:00:00 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Media Analysis, Politics, Television, Video History

Addressing the imbalance of information flow between the wealthy and the destitute nations of the world, Towards A New World Information Order suggests means by which this imbalance might be rectified, including ways to control the press. A survey of several Communications Update programs investigating “hardcore” communications policy issues, from communications satellites to cable franchising, produced by Bear and carried on NYC cable. Towards A New World Information Order includes dialogues between media specialists and communications lawyers from Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Nigeria, the U.K. and the U.S., statistical graphics from the Non-Aligned Movement, and film footage from North Africa. Dialogue demystifies the rhetoric and jargon surrounding this controversy, allowing viewers to examine tacit assumptions behind the discourse.

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