"Well friends, let's play jazz." An Interview with Cees J. Hamelink

  • Jernej Amon Prodnik Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • Cees Hamelink University of Amsterdam
Keywords: Global communication, international political economy, human rights, communication politics, the right to communicate, communication flows, communication rights, World Summit on the Information Society, cultural autonomy, musicology.


An interview with Cees J. Hamelink, one of the most important scholars in global communication and international political economy of communication, who was also an active participant in several political initiatives and movements in the field of media and communication, including NWICO and WSIS. We spoke about his political ideas, scholarly work and how his fascinating life-path, which took him to different parts of the world, in many ways had an impact on his intellectual development.

Author Biography

Jernej Amon Prodnik, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Assistant Professor at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and researcher at the Social Communications Research Centre, which is based at the same institution. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. His principal research interests encompass critique of political economy and historical transformations of capitalist societies with an emphasis on media and communication.

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