The ambivalence about the globalization of telecommunications: The story of Amnesty International, Shell Oil Company and Nigeria

  title={The ambivalence about the globalization of telecommunications: The story of Amnesty International, Shell Oil Company and Nigeria},
  author={James M Russell},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={405 - 416}
  • James M Russell
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Human Rights
A great deal of optimism has surrounded the recent globalization of telecommunications. One such benefactor of this telecommunications revolution may be international non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International. Conceivably, human rights violations will become increasingly visible and states more accountable. However, concerns about the privatization of media and the growing involvement of multinational corporations in human rights abuses gives cause for ambivalence about the… 
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