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With Western-style education and the Internet taking over traditional learning processes in many parts of Costa Rica, the Indigenous people of the Cabeca nation, in Talamanca province, have expressed concern about threats to Cabecar culture and language, including their broad cosmovision.   A WACC-supported project, La antena...

Global internet freedom has declined for the 11th consecutive year, according to the latest report from Freedom House. “Freedom on the Internet 2021” focuses on surveillance, censorship, privacy legislation, and encryption. The report notes that “unequal access to the internet entrenches societal inequity” and calls for...

Do current shifts in economic thinking represent an opportunity for communication rights?   On April 5th, United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen issued a call for a global corporate tax rate, a major shift from the neoliberal consensus that has governed the global economy since...

Everyone agrees that social media are failing to distinguish between truth and lies. That’s partly because the line is easily blurred, but also because social media are corporate entities running on profit. Few people agree on how to tackle the problem of fake news or misinformation fairly and effectively, although many have come to realise that civil society must play a role.

[video width="700" height="550" mp4="https://waccglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/otranoticia-24-ciudadana-venezolana-en-imbabura-los-venezolanos-podemos-aportar-mucho-en-ecuador-solo-pedimos-trabajo.mp4"][/video] A WACC Global-supported project in Ecuador is contributing to the development of an inclusive and rights-based narrative on migration by producing new radio and web content that serves as a counterbalance to xenophobic discourse in the country. The civil society organization, Ecuadorean Network...