Asia Pacific Media Educator


Hamelink, Cees J(1994)
Trends in World Communication,
Southbound Sdn Bhd, Penang, Malaysia. 168 pages. ISBN: 983-9054-06-6

Reviewed by Ahmad Murad Merican

If ever the majority of the world's populations sit in conference to discuss global communication, the organizer would probably be bombarded with a litany of questions, all of which may sound like: "Have we been invited?" Hamelink's view of contemporary discourses on the state of global communications runs counter to conventional wisdom, describing it as a metaphor which is "attractive, lucid, simple, and wrong".