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Kenya: UN Highlights Role of Media in Empowering Indigenous People

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Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, United Nations senior officials today highlighted the key role played by the media in empowering indigenous people, stressing that traditional and new media are an essential component to hel

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Terry V (30)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 6:00 am
noted, thanks

Elle B (84)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:38 pm

. (0)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:48 pm
Cultures destroyed when their lands and resources are taken away. Imagine if we took all the money away that the extractive resources made. I am sure they would fight tooth and nail to take it back. Yet, they take these lands and leave nothing for the indigenous peoples.

Monica D (580)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:07 pm
I think the mainstream media, and the UN, largely serve the 1%.

Monica D (580)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:09 pm
... and the article makes a good point in saying that community radio, the internet and social media can offer alternatives to "the mainstream narrative".

Past Member (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:49 am
We all are indigenous to Mother Earth

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday August 13, 2012, 5:40 am
unfortunately there is no way that we can avoid damaging or at least altering the culture and identities of indigenous people. In a way, electronic and other media would enhace this effect. However, as these people, without media and any other means to let each other and the world know about what is being done to them, then exposure to the media is by far the lesser evil.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:02 am
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 11:51 pm
"Also marking the Day, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, James Anaya, stated that indigenous media can help reduce the marginalization and misinterpretation of indigenous voices, which has been detrimental to their attempts to secure and understanding of their rights within the broader societies in which they live."


Bokova emphasized that the media provide a way to fight isolation and discrimination, particularly for indigenous women, by providing them with a way to bolster their voices and promote changes in attitudes and social behaviour."


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