UNESCO and Freedom of Information, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session, July 19, 1979 [open pdf - 16MB]
This is the July 19, 1979 hearing on the "UNESCO and Freedom of Information" held before the Subcommittee on International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Tony P. Hall: "In November 1978, UNESCO's [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] 20th general conference adopted by consensus a declaration on mass media. The U.S. delegation was very successful and negotiated a consensus which addressed some legitimate Third World concerns about international news flow and at the same time sacrificed nothing that would inhibit press freedom. The purpose of the hearing of the subcommittee of International Organizations is to examine major issues involved in the new world information order, particularly stemming from last year's UNESCO General Conference, to assess the U.S. position, the position of other country groupings, and implications for the United States of the new world information order, and to determine possible initiatives on this subject in the forthcoming meetings of international organizations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John E. Reinhardt, George A. Dalley, Glen O. Robinson, Elie Abel, and Jerry W. Friedheim.
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