Monthly Archives: September 2019

WACC publishes No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights and the Internet

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By Staff on September 17, 2019 The Internet has profoundly changed the way people live, work, and communicate. Photo: Stefan Vladimiro/Unsplash Over half of the world’s population of 7.7 billion are connected to the Internet, which has profoundly changed the way people live, work and communicate. The Internet has also transformed entire industries and has had an impact on democracy, human… Read more »

Communication rights essential to democracy, says WACC

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By Staff on September 13, 2019    “In today’s digital world, freedom of expression must still be respected and citizens provided with equitable access to technology and media platforms. A free flow of information to the public must be guaranteed,” says WACC General Philip Lee. Photo: Muhammandtaha Ibrahim/Unsplash Sunday, September 15 is the International Day of Democracy and WACC is promoting… Read more »

WACC draws attention to billions left out of digital technology

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By Staff on September 06, 2019 More than half of the world’s population of 7.7 billion, including Indigenous people and linguistic minorities, often don’t have access to digital communication platforms. Photo: July Brenda Gonzales Callapaza/Unsplash On International Literacy Day, Saturday,  September 8, WACC calls attention to the digital divide that excludes billions of people around the world – including Indigenous people… Read more »

Mayan radio station in Guatemala gets fresh start

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Radio Xyaab Tzuultaq’a leaders and volunteers take part in a workshop on protecting ancestral lands, Maya O’eqchi’ history, Indigenous rights, and women’s rights. Photo: Courtesy of the Asociacion Estorena para el Desarrollo Integral  An Indigenous community radio station in El Estor, Guatemala, is taking a more active role in covering allegations of human rights abuses involving extractive industries in their… Read more »