Media @ McGill

Raboy, Marc


Professor, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications

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 more than 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 UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society and 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, a senior research associate in the Programme on Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, a member of the international council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and 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 for Communication Rights in the Information Society. Marc Raboy was the Director of Media@McGill from its creation in 2006 until May 31, 2012.


Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate; Mapping Global Media and Communication Policy; Marconi and Our Time: Innovation, Communication, Technology and Globalization; The New Environment for Global Media Governance; To Give People Voice


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 list of selected publications click here.

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Professor Raboy writes and teaches on Canadian media institutions, communication policy, cultural development, international communication, and global media governance.


Canadian media institutions; communication policy; global media governance; international communication.