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


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

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information.


Progress report 2009-2010 (short version)


Prof. Claude-Yves Charron, Université du Québec à Montréal

E-Mail address - Charron.c-y(at)
Work Phone - 514 987 8743/ 514-987-3000 poste 4046
Fax - 514 987 0249
Street - B.P. 8888 Succursale Centre-ville
City - Montréal
Province/State - Québec
Postal Code - H3C 3P8
Country - Canada