The World Social Forum 2016 in Montreal and Media@McGill


The WSF in Montreal in August 2016 (For more infor about the WSF visit

The International Council of the WSF enthusiastically welcomed the idea of holding a World Social Forum (WSF) in Quebec for 2016. The goal of the WSF 2016 is to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard.

Click here to learn more about the WSF in Montreal.

What is the WSF?

“The World Social Forum is an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neoliberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society directed towards fruitful relationships among Humankind and between it and the Earth. The first global gathering in 2001 (Porto Alegre, Brazil) was followed by a global process of research and development of alternative to neoliberal policies.” - World Social Forum (2002) 

Media@McGill involvement at the WSF in Tunisia

The Media@McGill Delegation attended the World Social Forum in Tunisia to participate in various initiatives, including the World Forum of Free Media and a preparatory meeting for an Internet Social Forum (ISF).

Click here to read about the Media@McGill Delegation.

Learn more about their WSF activities in their post-event report.

Click here to read about the 4@6 organized by the Media@McGill Delegation upon their return from the World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis.

Listen to three audio reports from the World Social Forum in Tunis in 2015 that were made by Gretchen King, PhD student in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University and a member of the Media@McGill’s Delegation.

Click here to read about the World Charter of Free Media that was adopted at the 4th World Forum on Free Media.