Cees J. Hamelink

Dr. Cees J. Hamelink studied philosophy and psychology in Amsterdam. He is Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, and Professor of Media, Religion and Culture at the Free University in Amsterdam. Professor Hamelink has also worked as a journalist as well as a consultant on media and communication policy for several international organizations and national governments. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Communication Studies: Gazette, past president of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, president of the Dutch Federation for Human Rights, founder of the People’s Communication Charter, and board member of the International Communication Association and the international news agency Inter Press Service. Professor Hamelink has guest-lectured in over 40 countries and is currently special adviser to the United Nations for the forthcoming World Summit on the Information Society.

Among the sixteen books he has authored are Cultural Autonomy in Global Communications (1983), Finance and Information (1983), The Technology Gamble(1988), The Politics of World Communication (1994), World Communication (1995), The Ethics of Cyberspace (2000), and Human Rights for Communicators(forthcoming, 2003). Professor Hamelink is also a regular commentator on radio and television in the Netherlands.