Latin America & the Caribbean
La sociedad civil y la sociedad de la información: Participación en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la información
This paper was published in Spanish.
Collective strategising: A challenge to the women's movement – Latin American and Caribbean women getting ready
Digitalisation of media is an approaching reality for Latin American countries. This technologic paradigm shift promises more democratic and diverse access to radio and TV frequencies. However, there is also a great risk of reproducing the same inequalities and power relations that exist in the “analogical” world and thus of media being in the hands of a few. This paper by Gustavo Gómez Germano illustrates the political and regulatory implications of an apparently technical and thus neutral phenomenon. It also suggests advocacy priorities to create a more informed and active civil society.
Organised by the Catholic Communications Organiation from Latin American and the Caribbean, the 2007 edition of the Communications Congress focused on media and citizenship, citizen communication stra