WACCTalks™ is a collection of short video clips on key themes related to communication rights. They are intended as discussion starters or as part of more in depth presentations. WACC's aim is to highlight important aspects of global, regional and local debates.

Democracy and Communication in Hong Kong

Emily Lau

Politician calls for accountability and transparency in government and the media. Full screen version

Communication and Gender in the Caribbean

Hilary Nicholson

Setting the scene for the particular concerns facing women in the Caribbean. Full screen version

Le droit à la communication
au Haïti

Stéphanie Rousseau

Comment le droit à la communication pourrait aider à rendre les femmes plus fortes. Full screen version

Communication Rights in Practice

Mark Beach

Ensuring that ordinary people have a voice and are being heard. Full screen version

Memory in the Caribbean

Christopher Laird

On the need not to lose the Caribbean's sense of cultural memory. Full screen version

Lubombo Community Multimedia Centre, Swaziland

Ambrose Zwane

The struggle to establish a framework for community radio stations that responds to the needs of local communities. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

La comunicación es un derecho humano

Alma Montoya

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

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 ciudadanoFull screen version

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? Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

Aboriginal communication rights

Doreen Spence

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

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version

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. Full screen version


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