Project: Waves of Change: The Many Voices of the Global Village

Waves of Change is a website and blog that surveys community media around the world as resistance to commercial culture.

The Waves of Change Project reports on radio, TV, theater, murals, comics, etc. It looks at problems of sustainability and difficult interactions with political power and the stressful, sometimes dangerous lives of media activists.

It is a multimedia project that compiles and archives the creative use of participatory communication globally. It serves as a platform to share pieces that in many cases are not seen beyond the locale of their production. Independent and community media can become sustainable by building a shared presence, using innovative and creative strategies and by developing national and regional regulations that support democratic media.

In the summer of 2014, the Wave of Change Project recruited and worked with 7 young women from West Harlem, New York City to create summer internships in a project that explored the the beauty of Harlem's community gardens. Visit the Green Screens-Community Gardens website.

We welcome your contributions: video, audio and written stories as well as your financial support. You can make a tax-deductible donation by PayPal or credit card here:

Some examples of the types of posts we include are:

• Communities using media in their struggles for land, human rights, representation, and cultural autonomy (La Minga Popular - Colombia, 2008)
• Collaboration and convergence of internet and radio in rural villages (Interviews with Women from the Deccan Community Media Trust - India, 2010)
• Movements pushing for state, local, and global regulations to protect free speech and access to technology (Save MediAct! - South Korea, 2007)

A central component of Waves of Change is a collaborative map, which profiles individual projects from their location on a world map, inverting the traditional top-down science of cartography by emphasizing what community media activists think is important and worth mapping. We hope to make the map especially useful for the community of media makers both locally and abroad, by helping them learn, connect with, and collaborate on diverse projects. In this way, the concept of the project is fundamentally collaborative, and we appreciate feedback and particaption!

Waves of Change has been funded by The Media Justice Fund of The Funding Exchange, The Philadelphia Foundation, The Experimental Television Center, Art Matters and individual donors.

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