Interest and Bio:
We live in a society where information abounds but has that improved our capacity to communicate? Where are the spaces where ordinary people can make their voices heard? Why have the media developed as they have?
Marc Raboy has been addressing questions such as these for nearly thirty years in an internationally recognized body of work focused on media and communication policy - which he defines as a field of political struggle among different actors seeking to influence and orient media in line with their own broader interests. His current research looks at media and communication governance issues in light of increasing globalization and closely monitors the role of new international policy venues such as the World Summit on the Information Society and the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum.
Marc Raboy is the Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications and is a Professor within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill. He has been a visiting professor in the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at Stockholm University, and the Department of Media, Communication and Culture at New York University, as well as senior research associate in the Programme on Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the international council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and has been a consultant to various international organizations including the World Bank, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union. In the early 2000s he served as expert advisor to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its two-year study of Canadian broadcasting and was a founding member of an international advocacy campaign: Communication Rights in the Information Society. Marc Raboy was the Director of Media@McGill from its creation in 2006 until May 31, 2012.
Professor Raboy is a former journalist in a wide variety of media and the author or editor of numerous books, articles, and research reports on media and communication, with both a Canadian and an international focus. For a complete list of publications click here.
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