Short clips from the WACCTalks collection focusing on different aspects of the communication rights debate .

Lubombo Community Multimedia Centre, Swaziland

Ambrose Zwane

Swaziland is struggling to establish a framework for community radio stations that respond to the needs of local communities.


Wawatay Community Radio Station, Canada

Bill Morris and Kenina Kakekayash

Community radio is crucial to the lives and livelihoods of First Nations people living in remote parts of Canada.


La comunicación es un derecho humano

Alma Montoya

En Colombia construimos una sociedad más equitativa y justa desde el trabajo con la comunicación.


El derecho a la salud: Periodismo ciudadano por un servicio equitable

David Morales Alba

Es necesario construir un diálogo ciudadano entre las personas usuarios de servicios de salud y abrir canales para el ejercicio del periodismo ciudadano.


Do women matter?

Jennifer Lee

Only 24% of women appear in news stories around the world. Why does this matter and what is being done about it?


What are communication rights?

Cees Hamelink

How communication rights underpin all other human rights and why conversation and dialogue are essential to society's well-being.


Why do communication rights matter?

Pradip Thomas

How communication rights in practice are the bedrock of genuine participatory development and social change at the grassroots.


Media and gender justice

Joanne Sandler

Interviewed at WACC’s Congress 2008, UNIFEM’s former Deputy Executive Director-Program called for media that promote gender justice.


Why gender and media justice matter

Margaret Gallagher

One of the pioneers of WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) speaks about the exclusion of women from the news media.


Communicating for peace

Jake Lynch

One of the founders of the theory and practice of peace journalism elaborates its crucial role in understanding conflict reporting.


Women’s voices in the Pacific

Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls

How women are learning to use communication technologies to tackle gender-based violence, security issues, and climate change in the Pacific.


Aboriginal communication rights

Doreen Spence

Why the communication rights of Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples are equally important as those of other people.


Los derechos a la comunicación

Daniel Favaro

El ejemplo de lo que pasó en Argentina sirve de estímulo para la sociedad civil en todos los países de América Latina.


Peace journalism and violence

Cees Hamelink

Peace journalism has a role to play in examining how people justify acts of violence that impact and disrupt communities everywhere.


Communication rights in Bolivia

José Luis Aguirre Alvis

How strengthening the communication rights of Indigenous people and people living with disabilities improves society as a whole.


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.

 

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