World Social Forum 2016The WFFM is a thematic space of the WSF of Montréal.
Financial partnersThe World Forum on Free Media 2016 is supported by: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Dean of Arts Development Fund (McGill), Department of Art History and Communication Studies (McGill), Chaire de recherche du Canada en éducation aux médias et droits humains (Teluq) Chaire de recherche UQAM sur les usages des technologies numériques et les mutations de la communication (UQAM), Ritimo, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications (McGill), James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology (McGill), Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy (McGill), Institute for the Study of International Development (McGill).Sites des organisations partenaires du processus du FMMLPortail Internet « E-JOUSSOUR » de la société civile Maghreb/Machrek Ritimo IPAO - Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest : Institut Panos Afrique de l’Ouest Association Mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires (AMARC) América Latina en Movimiento (ALAI) Inter Press Service (IPS) The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) World Forum on Free Media - Ciranda Forum Social Mondial 2015 Media@McGill World Social Forum TV Intervozes
- Who are we ?
- Tuesday 5 March 2013
What are free media?
Committed to the fight for free knowledge and for alternatives to the models of communication monopolized or controlled by economic power, free media are those that serve communities, social struggles, culture and diversity. They use licenses that favor collective use and not corporate business. They share and defend the common good and freedom of expression for everyone and not only for companies that dominate the sector. They understand communication as a human right and therefore they want to change communication in the world.
Who are free media?
They are activist sites and popular publications, community radios and televisions, culture points (in Brazil) and many groups active in social networks. They are also non-profit agencies, magazines and alternative broadcasters, specialized or focused on working with the guidelines proposed by trade unions, social, academic or cultural movements. Inside or outside of those spaces, they are also free media as people – journalists, communicators, edu-communicators, bloggers, video-makers, office workers, developers of free technologies that today constitute a growing movement for the right to the communication.Articles de la Rubrique