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Q&A: Community Radio Stations ‚Äď Key Players in Expanding Democracy

Posted on 15 November 2010 by editor

María Pía Matta. Credit: Courtesy of Mujeres en Conexión.

Marcela Valente interviews MAR√ćA P√ćA MATTA, new president of AMARC

LA PLATA, Argentina, Nov 15, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) РChilean journalist María Pía Matta, a feminist and staunch believer that communication is a universal right based on freedom of expression, is the new president of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).
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SOUTH AFRICA: Draft Bill Is ‘A Charter for Rogues’

Posted on 27 October 2010 by admin

A week of action against what activists describe as a Secrecy Bill concluded with a march on parliament. Credit: Davison Makanga/IPS.

By Erna Curry

CAPE TOWN, Oct 27, 2010 (IPS) – A coalition of civil society groups marched to South Africa’s Parliament on Oct. 27 to protest against the draft version of a new Protection of Information Bill. “This bill is a betrayal of all the democratic principles we fought for,” anti-apartheid stalwart Kader Asmal told the crowd.
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