Comunicación Comunitaria is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by communicators, artists, and citizens committed to the defense and promotion of the rights and freedom of expression in Mexico.
To contribute to the democratization of the Mexican society by means of mass media as well as the defense and promotion of the rights and freedom of expression based on the values of gender, ethnic, political and social equality, respect of diversity, and the search for a participation as wide as possible.
We think that, from the point of view of the individual as an historical subject towards her collectivity, it is possible to design and build a society where freedom of expression and freedom of information collaborate with the change of asymmetric and counter democratic power relationships.
1. To collaborate with the creation of a more analytic, critical, and participative audience through media education.
2. To participate and promote public, academic, and political discussion on media subjects and communication rights.
3. To create alternative spaces for production and transmission of communicative products in order to drive the appropriation and social use of media by organizations, citizens, and artists.
OUR WORK IN NUMBERS
* More than 1200 kids have participated on radio and video productions.
* 40 neighborhoods or counties benefited.
* 96 videos.
* 228 radio capsules made by kids.
* A magazine and a comic book.
* The first mass medium for kids in Mexico: RadioBola. (It closed in 2011.)
* 1st Apantallados Kids and Media Festival 2010 with 2200 visitors and 1500 short workshops on media issues.
* 2nd Apantallados Kids and Media Festival 2012 with 3700 visitors and 1600 short workshops on media issues.
* 165 young people trained on our media education workshop.
* Mega Wall painted with the collaboration of 30 graffiti artists.
* 60 young people trained on the use of video as a tool for expression and work.
* 12 videos.
* A workshop for 100 young people with the support of UNICEF.
* A workshop for 30 graffiti artists.
* A workshop for 40 teenagers with legal problems.
* 11 communities: migrants, urban communities, and native peoples from Mexico City.
* 48 communitarian videos finished.
* 1st Encounter of Documentary Filmmakers and Visual Anthropology (Week of Memory):
* 120 visitors per day.
* 20 public presentations.
* 1550 visitors.
* 31 participants trained on social video and visual anthropology.
* 22 communitarian videoasts.
* 12 DVDs and 6 CDs.
Memoria del Seminario Iberoamericano de Derechos Comunicativos y Niños
(Memorial of the Ibero-American Seminary of Communicative Rights and Children)
Specialists from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Spain, Nicaragua, Peru, and Mexico met in this forum to think, imagine, and dream on the possibilities of the relationship between children and media. The discussion dealt with 4 subjects: children’s informative rights, good quality media, media education, and identity and globalization.
Download here: http://www.comunicacioncomunitaria.org/descargas/memoria.pdf
La "Ley Televisa" y la lucha por el poder en México
(The “Televisa Law” and the Fight for Power in Mexico)
by Javier Esteino and Alma Rosa Alva de la Selva
Even when the Court annulled the Televisa Law, its spirit lingers. For that reason it is urgent to formulate a judicial framework on telecommunication, radio, and television that allows establishing a new communication order in Mexico in which the State recovers its governing role and the powers that be may be truly enclosed and regulated. The 34 essays in this book keep the discussion on.
Apantallad@s. Manual de educación para los medios y derechos de la comunicación en radio y video para niños
(Apantallad@s. A Manual of Media Education and Communicative Rights on Radio and Video for Kids)
Apantallad@s is a manual for a media education workshop. Our workshop is based on play as the foundation of the learning process and the development of analysis skills. In a second phase, we deal with the exercise of communication rights making audiovisual productions with kids. It includes a DVD and a CD with audiovisual material.
No más medios a medias
(No More Incomplete Media)
When we took part, with other 60 NGOs, in the discussion regarding the Media Law that is now in the Senate, we decided to record the process in a book.
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