Making Contact and Latin Waves
International Media Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact.
Making Contact produces media that analyses critical social and environmental issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action.
Our work heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues, and encourages civic participation by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in the mass media. Our goal is to produce media that informs, inspires, and moves people to take action.
Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.
Latin Waves: Our original mandate to cover Latin America still stands, but we have expanded our coverage into local, national, and international issues. Making critical political connections, we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue, and what that history means for us today; and most importantly, what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.
Our show is focused on building community across borders. Positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves and serves as the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)’s Vice President from the North America region.