Notes on capacity building, communication, and community networks in Latin America

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26 Feb 2024 Notes on capacity building, communication, and community networks in Latin America Posted at 06:06h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Carlos F. Baca-Feldman Data on connectivity to telecommunications services in the world show very significant growth in the last five years. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report Measuring digital development. Facts and Figures (2023),1… Read more »

Rights, community, and meaningful connectivity

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26 Feb 2024 Rights, community, and meaningful connectivity Posted at 06:05h in Media Development 2024/1 by Saskia Rowley Kathleen Diga Civil society engagement around communication rights has become more important and relevant than ever, particularly at this moment where we observe shrinking civic digital spaces1 for free expression without harassment or discrimination. Specifically, we see existent social platforms and, in… Read more »

The weaponization of digital communications

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26 Feb 2024 The weaponization of digital communications Posted at 01:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Three years after the Myanmar military seized power in a violent coup, the junta is still carrying out brutal attacks against those resisting its authority. It also uses Internet shutdowns, surveillance, and disappearances to hide its atrocities and to maintain its grip on power…. Read more »

Women-led community networks in Costa Rica transmit Indigenous identity to next generations

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“Women from other Cabécar territories have learned about the work done in Kjalabata around the community network composed of Kakabalo and Okamasuei and consider it crucial to scale up what has been done there to have a greater impact of their worldview, their language, their territory,” Camacho says. According to the WACC partner, the project is helping the Association of… Read more »

WACC North America affirms focus on migrant media monitoring, elects new board members

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02 Feb 2024 WACC North America affirms focus on migrant media monitoring, elects new board members At its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, WACC’s North America regional association affirmed work being done to promote migrants’ communication rights and positive narratives about migration, and elected new members to its Regional Executive Committee. Migrant Media Monitoring Project Migration and communication rights was… Read more »

The Algorithm Rules – That’s Not OK!

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27 Jan 2024 The Algorithm Rules – That’s Not OK! Posted at 19:55h in Comment by Saskia Rowley In Britain over 20 years ago a large group of local postmasters were prosecuted for fraud. Many were convicted, some jailed, most lost jobs and incomes. Why? Because the Horizon computer system, used to manage their financial accounts was thought incapable of… Read more »

WACC calls for rights-based approach to migration narratives at GFMD Summit

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The communication rights of people on the move must be advanced in order to promote inclusive, balanced, and democratic narratives around migration, a WACC delegation underlined at the 14th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held in Geneva on 23–25 January. (l to r) WACC Program Manager Lorenzo Vargas, CMN Deputy Manager Etaf Roudan, APMM Advocacy… Read more »

Global migration summit hears how WACC partners are shifting public narratives on migration

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26 Jan 2024 Global migration summit hears how WACC partners are shifting public narratives on migration A radio microphone can be a powerful tool to change narratives around migration, Etaf Roudan of the Community Media Network (CMN), a WACC partner in Jordan, told participants at a side event at the 14th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development… Read more »

Communication helps Syrian refugee children in Jordan develop mental resiliency

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24 Jan 2024 Communication helps Syrian refugee children in Jordan develop mental resiliency A WACC-supported initiative in Jordan is using animated films and radio to help Syrian refugee children and their families communicate about their experiences and find positive ways to cope with living in forced displacement. With the project, WACC partner Community Media Network (CMN), a leading Jordanian communication… Read more »

Civil society must respond to digital colonialism with just digital transformation

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23 Jan 2024 Civil society must respond to digital colonialism with just digital transformation An entrenched digital colonialism is shrinking public space and violating communication rights. The global ecumenical movement is called to respond with digital justice, WACC General Secretary Philip Lee told communicators from the Council for World Mission (CWM) gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 16–18 January. Our… Read more »