DEFINITION OF COMMUNICATION
“Communication is an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions or emotions by two or more persons”.
“Communication is defined as the sharing of ideas and feel-ing in a mood of mutuality”.
“Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another.”
Communication as a human activity always serves a function. Functions of communication refer to how human use language for different purpose.
The collection, storage, processing and dissemination of news, data, pic-tures, facts and messages, opinions and comments required in order to understand and react knowledgeably to personal, environmental, national and international conditions, as well as to be in a position to take appropriate decisions.
The provision of a common fund of knowledge which enables people to operate as effective members of the soci-ety in which they live and which fosters social awareness thereby permitting active involvement in public life.
The promotion of the immediate and ultimate aims of each society and the stimulation of personal choices and aspirations, the fostering of individual or community activities, geared to the pursuit of agreed aims.
The promotion and exchange of facts to facilitate agreement or to clarify differing view points on public issues. The supply of information needed to foster greater popular interest and involvement in all local, national and international matters of common interest.
The dissemination of cultural and artistic products for the purpose of preserving the heritage of the past, the development of culture by widening in individuals horizons, awakening his imagination and stimulating his aes-thetic needs and creativity.
The diffusion through signs, symbols, sounds and images of drama, dance, art, literature, music, sports, games etc. for personal and collective recre-ation and enjoyment.
The provision to all persons, groups and actions of access to the variety of messages which they need in order to know and understand each other and to appreciate others living conditions, viewpoints and aspirations.