International Network of Documentation Centres on Communication Research and Policies (COMNET)

Réseau international de centres de documentation sur la recherche et les politiques en matière de communication

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1970, Paris (France), originally under the aegis of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and subsequently of Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication (NORDICOM). Also referred to in English as International Network Communication Documentation Centres. No longer functions as an international coordinating body, the regional centres undertaking exchanges directly with each other through fax, email and the internet.


Contribute to international scientific development in the field of communication by encouraging and facilitating cooperation and information exchange between communication information and documentation centres in all regions of the world.

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Feasibility study of the progressive automation of the network has been proposed. Revision of UNESCO Communication Thesaurus (last version published by UNESCO in 1982) in English, French and Spanish, due by end 1995. Expected to become more decentralized, with responsibility shifted from a centralized coordinator to individual institutions wishing to link to any of the regional networks or to other institutions.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Documentation
  • Communication
    • Communication
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

28. May 1997
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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