|WSF delegates promote communication rights|
|Written by Philip Lee|
|Friday, 04 March 2011 15:34|
Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, during the World Social Forum (6-11 February 2011) representatives of more than 60 communication organisations declared that the right to communicate is a fundamental right and a common good of humanity . Meeting on the last day of the WSF, delegates went on to commit themselves to defend, support and promote all initiatives that ensure and extend the right to communication and information as a fundamental human right.
Started in Brazil 11 years ago, the WSF is a worldwide movement formed of a myriad social groups and organisations, including social movements. Under the motto “Another World is Possible” the WSF aims to develop “a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies”. Since its creation several global initiatives have been strengthened with WSF help, including the World Water Forum, the global audit of the foreign debt of the poorest countries, the continental agenda of Amazonian peoples, the global agenda on sexual and reproductive rights, and the continental agenda of Afro-American peoples.