Inaugural Hart House ‘Changemakers’ event features WACC program manager

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26 Nov 2021 Inaugural Hart House ‘Changemakers’ event features WACC program manager Information poverty is all about power, “who has the power to shape public agenda, who has the power to determine what issues are paid attention to and what are ignored, whose voices are heard and whose voices are ignored,” WACC program manager Lorenzo Vargas told an audience at… Read more »

Protected: Media Development 2021-4 online magazine and pdf

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Protected: Supporting communities in sharing stories of climate change

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Protected: Media Development 2021/4 Editorial

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Women appear more in news about crime, violence in Latin America

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19 Nov 2021 Women appear more in news about crime, violence in Latin America A “worrying” situation captured by Latin American countries who took part in the 6th Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is the rise in the representation of women in the news as victims of violence, criminality and femicide, according to the Latin America regional report released July… Read more »

Malawi: Bridging the connectivity gap via Community Networks

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16 Nov 2021 Malawi: Bridging the connectivity gap via Community Networks WACC is supporting a new project in Malawi that aims to contribute to a conducive policy and regulatory environment for establishing and developing Community Networks to help address the connectivity gap in the country.   Only 13.1% of Malawi’s population of 17.1 million have access to the Internet, one of… Read more »

Raising the bar in climate change communication #COP26

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15 Nov 2021 Raising the bar in climate change communication #COP26 Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Thanks to the just-concluded UN climate summit COP26 (Glasgow, 31 Oct-12 November), conditions were just right to see climate change communication at its best, or worst. Over the two-week period, news media worldwide were presented with opportunities to grow or muddy their audiences’… Read more »

Open call for IAMCR ambassadors

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09 Nov 2021 Open call for IAMCR ambassadors Posted at 10:01h in Communication Rights by Marites (Tess) Sison The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites its members to become IAMCR Ambassadors for their country or region for a period of three years. IAMCR members can apply to become an IAMCR faculty ambassador or to become an IAMCR… Read more »

YWCA-Palestine to offer digital skills training in WACC-supported project

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08 Nov 2021 YWCA-Palestine to offer digital skills training in WACC-supported project About 40 young Palestinian women in the Aqbet Jaber refugee camp, located on the edge of Jericho, and Jazalone refugee camp, north of Ramallah, will be trained on the safe use of social media and provided with skills that will allow them to use digital platforms to defend… Read more »

Project makes a difference in Venezuelan migrants’ lives

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03 Nov 2021 Project makes a difference in Venezuelan migrants’ lives Posted at 18:25h in Uncategorised by Marites (Tess) Sison Venezuelan migrants, who already face economic difficulties resulting from their migration to neighbouring countries like Colombia, are also experiencing a host of health issues, according to a study conducted by WACC partners Grupo Comunicarte, Fundacion Comunicacion Positiva and Fe Y Alegreria Venezuela… Read more »