Communication as a human right and its role in longevity

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Dokumentart: Article
Date: 2011
Source: Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 1-8, 2011
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Alter , Menschenrecht
Other Keywords:
Human Right
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Prolongation of life and changes that occur in the ageing process calls our attention to the absence of information related to old age itself, the consequences of science advances and impacts in researches, the development of new technologies that involve the access and use of the Human Genome, treatments and longevity. Since the 90s, communication presents and reproduces representations of old age and in this century it has contributed for the inclusion of elderly people in the society, especially through the construction of new age identities. Madrid Action Plan provides the legal framework to incorporate the discussion about the population aging in the international scenario concerning the implementation of policies to address the challenge of building a society for all ages. The Plan patronizes suitable and supportive environment for elderly people, favoring the development of communication as the first Human right. As a part of the social environment, the media have been revealing different processes and forms of aging, clearly spelling out values of positive reference for this stage of life and indicating that the elderly are recognizing that the current scenario demands new knowledge and heterogeneous experiences.

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