Media@McGill is organizing a book launch to celebrate two releases: Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada, and Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance: The Legacy of the World Summit on the Information Society.
The book launch will be held on Thursday, 2 December, from 7-8.30 pm in W220, in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. (map)
Media Divides (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010) is written and edited by Media@McGill Director Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern, postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University, with contributions by William J. McIver Jr., Laura J. Murray, Seán Ó Siochrú, and Leslie Regan Shade. The book presents an overview of the democratic deficits in Canada's media and communications policy and formulates recommendations for the future. You can learn more or order Media Divides here.
Digital Solidarities (New York: Peter Lang, 2010) is written by Marc Raboy, McGill doctoral student Normand Landry and Jeremy Shtern. The book examines the actors, structures and themes that shaped the 2003-2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), with a particular focus on the role played by civil society. The book investigates how civil society self-organization has continued post-WSIS through the formation of the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and other policymaking venues, and reflects on what the WSIS experience reveals about the challenges and opportunities embedded in the notion of multi-stakeholder governance and its implications for understanding global communication. You can learn more or order Digital Solidarities here, and also view a read-only pdf version of the book, attached below.