|World Social Forum in Africa: Delegates commit to extend the right to communication|
By María Teresa Aveggio, Programme Manager
The delegates committed themselves to defend, support and promote all initiatives that ensure and extend the right to communication and information as a fundamental human right. (Download full declaration in English and French below)
Started in Brazil 11 years ago, the WSF is a worldwide movement formed of a myriad social groups and organisations, including social movements. Under the motto “Another World is Possible” the WSF aims to develop “a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies”. Since its creation several global initiatives have been strengthened with WSF help, including the World Water Forum, the global audit of the foreign debt of the poorest countries, the continental agenda of Amazonian peoples, the global agenda on sexual and reproductive rights, and the continental agenda of Afro-American peoples.
WACC believes that increasing awareness and recognition of communication rights is a human right and part of fair and sustainable political, social, cultural and economic development. For more information about WACC’s Communication rights programme, visit: http://www.waccglobal.org/en/programmes/recognising-and-building-communication-rights.html
For more information about the World Social Forum, go to: http://fsm2011.org/en