COMMENT is the Centre for Communication Rights’ take on the rapidly changing world of communications and social media.
There is nothing new about hate speech. What has changed is the mode of delivery. In Nazi Germany, it was state-controlled newspapers and radio. At the time of the genocide in Rwanda, it was a radio station run by the Hutu government. Today, it is social media, until...
Last year the South African president elevated the epidemic of violence against women to national crisis level following pressure from activists, promising to put in place a public national register of offenders, a review of cold cases and harsher penalties for...
No apologies for quoting at length from “The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid” by Michelle García (The Nation, 17 June 2020). While praising the public service ethic of many media outlets, whose coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has been exemplary, she...
The map below shows a some of the initiatives we have supported over the past few years. You can filter projects by the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) with which each initiative aligns.
PHOTO CREDITS (from top): Bangladesh NP Monitoring/ University of Dhaka; Philip Lee/WACC