"Freedom of Information in a Post 9-11 World" is, to date, the first international scholarly examination of the impact of the terrorist attack on the United States in terms of how it may alter academic and corporate research, as well as the sharing of information generated by that research, by international colleagues in technological fields. The collection of essays brings together a widely varied panel of communications experts from different backgrounds and cultures to focus their expertise on the ramifications of this world-changing event. Drawing upon the related but separate disciplines of law, interpersonal communication, semiotics, rhetoric, management, information sciences, and education, the collection adds new insight to the potential future challenges high-tech professionals and academics will face in a global community that now seems much less communal than it did prior to September 11, 2001.
Table of Contents
Freedom of Information in a Post-9-11 World: Introduction Charles H. Sides
Information Law since September 11: The USA PATRIOT Act and Other Government Limitations of Expression Rights George F. Bohrer, Jr.
Freedom in Internet Mediated Communication (IMC): Does This Foster True or Untrue Relationships? James Poon Teng Fatt
The New Challenges for Intercultural Encounters Post 9-11 John Chetro-Szivos
What Should We Teach to Our Students in the Age of the Internet? Fumiko Yoshimura
Communal "Intelligence" and the Disarming of Dangerous Information Robert Carr
The Open Society and Its Enemies: A Reappraisal Michael Ben-Chaim
9-11 Communicative Grammar Dorota Zielinska
Accessible Information and International Business David Dobrin
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