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Declaration of Guiding Principles on the Use of Satellite Broadcasting for the Free Flow of Information, the Spread of Education and Greater Cultural Exchange 15 November 1972

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This chapter deals with various articles of the declaration of guiding principles on the use of satellite broadcasting for the free flow of information, the spread of education and greater cultural exchange adopted by the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), meeting in Paris, held on 15 November 1972. Radio frequencies are a limited natural resource belonging to all nations, that their use is regulated by the International Telecommunications Convention and its Radio Regulations, and that the assignment of adequate frequencies is essential to the use of satellite broadcasting for education, science, culture and information. The use of outer space being governed by international law, the development of satellite broadcasting shall be guided by the principles and rules of international law, in particular the Charter of the United Nations and the Outer Space Treaty.

Keywords: International Telecommunications Convention; radio regulations; satellite broadcasting; UNESCO



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