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NWICO, an abbreviation for New World Information and Communication Order is traced to the beginning of flag independence obtained in the 1940s- 1970s by some countries in Africa and Latin America. Shortly after independence, the third world countries started agitating for economic equality (New International Economic Order) at a meeting held in Algeria in 1973. In 1976, these Non-Aligned nations also met in Colombia where they abandoned NIEO and developed New International Information Order (NIIO). But what could be the reasons for the agitation?
Issues in International Communication: The NWICO Debate