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  International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications (ORBICOM) (330), established in 1994 at the University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada)

Fields / Disciplines

Communications; National information policies and communications law; Access to and transfer of new technologies; Institutional/organizational communications; Media development and management; Public relations, public affairs, and advertising; Professional training and ethics.

  • To encourage the free circulation of information in both the international and national areas; to promote wider and more balanced dissemination of information without constraint upon freedom of expression; to develop methods that will strengthen the communication capacities of developing countries to increase their participation in the communication process.

  • To promote the free circulation of information a national and intrnational scale.

Host Institution

University of Quebec in Montréal. Website


UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information

December 12, 2007 -Launch of IDRC-Orbicom joint at GK3
On 12 December 2007, ORBICOM celebrated the launch of IDRC-Orbicom two joint publications on ICTs. >> More

ORBINFO Vol. 5, no 09 -10 October 2007-ORBICOM Events in October (UQAM, Canada)
News, Events in October. >> More

Progress Report 2004 (short version)
Activities of the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications (ORBICOM) - More

Documents Progress Report 2006 (short version)
Activities of the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications (ORBICOM) (available in French only)


ORBINFO Vol. 5, no 10 –November 2007-ORBICOM Events in November (UQAM, Canada)

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