|Political power, technology and mass media|
Introduction by María Teresa Aveggio, Programme Manager, WACC
In the following article (in Spanish), Rev Carlos Valle, former General Secretary of WACC (1986-2001), looks at the relation between political power, technology and mass media. Valle places new technologies at the centre of the gigantic development of global capitalism which the world has witnessed and argues that while “On the one hand new technologies are democratic, allowing access to communication for millions, facilitates the creation of myriad solidarity networks, gives grass root groups the opportunity to share information with similar groups in the planet’s most remote places thus allowing multitude of voices to be heard. On the other hand, access to technology is [firmly] located in the growing divide between rich and poor.” The article was written specially for the Agencia Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Comunicación (ALC), a long time partner of WACC.
Read full article here: http://www.alcnoticias.net/interior.php?lang=687&codigo=17404