Year THREE in Zacango here we come...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One of the things that Bruce has been working particularly hard at, is trying to facilitate a process to help the community of Zacango get internet access. There is no phone line in Zacango and the abundance of hills in the area make it hard to bounce satellite signals from areas that already have internet, so the process is a bit more complicated than originally thought. However, Bruce has been in contact with a NGO (non governmental organization) out of Mexico City led by a lawyer who is passionate about human rights involving equal access to communication. There is a “digital divide” here in Mexico that sees wealthy people and communities having great access to things like telephone and internet, and less wealthy, small, rural communities having no access at all.
The group out of Mexico City is working to document this “digital divide” through film documentaries and recently the group from Zacango had a chance to be a part of this movie making process. Bruce travelled together with the delegate from Zacango to a community that currently has internet access through the Mexico City group and along with learning about the process of getting internet, the group also had a chance to express themselves on camera.

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