- ABOUT US
Dear Friends of NACLA,
Happy New Year!
Carlos Ciappina is the Secretary of the School for Journalism and Social Communication at the National University of La Plata, which awarded Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez its Rodolfo Walsh Award for Popular Communication in 2011. According to Ciappina, the right to communication means not only free speech, but also access to the means of communication.
During the first decade of the 21st century, Bolivia’s “classic” newspapers have disappeared. Beyond print, radio has traditionally dominated Bolivia’s media landscape, a reality due in large part to the country’s multiethnic and multicultural makeup. For perhaps the same reason and also because of its high degree of politicization, Bolivia leads the world in community broadcasting.
“Mic check!” The Occupy movement has created a new medium for collective listening.
Groups in Rio de Janeiro are using media to stop evictions in the lead-up to the World Cup and Olympics.