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  • Get the latest issue of Media Development: Communication pirates of the Caribbean

    Get the latest issue of Media Development: Communication pirates of the Caribbean
    This year’s last issue of WACC’s quarterly journal, Media Development, takes an in-depth look at the state of the Caribbean’s media and communications industry and their influence on the region’s socio-economic and political environments. By: Staff
    Posted: November 22, 2019
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  • On the screen (MD2019/4)

    On the screen (MD2019/4)

    At the 54th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary June 28 - July 6, 2019, the Ecumenical Jury awarded its Prize to the film Lara directed by Jan-Ole Gerster, Germany (2019).

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    Posted: November 21, 2019
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  • In memoriam Antonio Pasquali (1929-2019)

    In memoriam Antonio Pasquali (1929-2019)

    A tribute to the distinguished  philosopher, academic and researcher, whose work underpinned much of WACC’s own thinking in regard to communication rights and social justice.

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    Posted: November 21, 2019
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  • Reporting femicide: A failure of Latin American journalism

    Reporting femicide: A failure of Latin American journalism

    “We do not die, they kill us”. This has become a powerful statement that is forcing Latin American media to be more accurate and intellectually able when reporting femicide, writes the author of the following article.

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    Antonio Castillo
    Posted: November 21, 2019
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  • Personal privacy and regulation in the age of big data: The Jamaican perspective

    Personal privacy and regulation in the age of big data: The Jamaican perspective

    With the rise of what author Shoshana Zuboff calls “surveillance capitalism” in her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The fight for the future at the new frontier of power, consumer data is continuously being monitored, collected and commodified to drive capital accumulation and create immense wealth and imperious power for capitalist institutions. Oftentimes, consumers are unaware of how, when, where and by whom their data are being used. 

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    Mark Beckford and Keresa Arnold
    Posted: November 21, 2019
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  • From smoke signals to algorithms: The evolution of media in the Caribbean

    From smoke signals to algorithms: The evolution of media in the Caribbean

    It all began with the smoke signals. And one might ask, why begin with this example? As efficient, accurate and reliable this mode of communication was, and is too wherever it is still practiced, we would use it as an analogy for the current scenario in the media landscape. 

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    Amitabh Sharma
    Posted: November 20, 2019
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  • Digital surveillance and surveillance capitalism in the Caribbean

    Digital surveillance and surveillance capitalism in the Caribbean

    When he spoke at a Caribbean Telecommunication Union (CTU) event marking its 30th anniversary in April 2019, Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, who has the lead responsibility for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) quasi cabinet, was confident that digitalization was going to save the region millions of dollars.


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    Peter Richards
    Posted: November 20, 2019
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  • Reflections on the telecommunications liberalisation agenda in the Caribbean

    Reflections on the telecommunications liberalisation agenda in the Caribbean
    In May 2020, the small states of the Eastern Caribbean – Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines – will observe the 20th  anniversary of the enactment of legislation to liberalise the telecommunications sector.  Those countries made it legal for other companies to provide telecommunication services in a competitive environment and set up the institutions to manage the competition. For about 100 years prior to 2000, the British company,  Cable and Wireless,  had exclusively provided telecommunications services through a monopoly which was protected by legislation.  Access
    Embert Charles
    Posted: November 20, 2019
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  • From little brown boxes to mediated interpersonal communication

    From little brown boxes to mediated interpersonal communication

    In the early days of broadcast media, people gathered around “little brown radio boxes” (Re-diffusion boxes) (Jamaica Gleaner, 2001) to stay connected to what was happening around the world and to be entertained by audio dramas and music countdowns. The content aired was provided by foreign outlets, presented by journalists or hosts from faraway lands who did not sound anything like the listeners, and who may have only seen the countries in the Caribbean on a map. Throughout the English-speaking Caribbean while print media has had a long history of private ownership, broadcasting, with the exception of the private British firm, Reinfusion, was owned and controlled by the state until the last two decades of the 20th Century

     

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    Kimiko Scott
    Posted: November 20, 2019
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  • MD 2019-4 Editorial

    MD 2019-4 Editorial

    This issue of Media Development is not the first in which the journal has turned its attention to the Caribbean. In 1998, with contributions by communication stalwarts such as Aggrey Brown, Lawrence D. Carrington, and Patrick A.B. Anthony, we published “Communication Issues in the Caribbean”. It looked in particular at the resurgence of national and cultural identities expressed through independent media.

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    Philip Lee
    Posted: November 20, 2019
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