ACT Alliance reaffirms commitment to gender justice

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By Staff on November 02, 2018   WACC is a member of the ACT Alliance. The ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance celebrated its 3rd General Assembly between October 29 and November 1 in Uppsala, Sweden. Hosted by the Church of Sweden, this gathering provided an opportunity for representatives of the 140 ACT Alliance members around the world to engage in… Read more »

Digital inclusion and community voices in humanitarian work

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By Staff on July 17, 2018   Humanitarian aid workers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: CDAC. “Digital inclusion and community voices: Stepping over the humanitarian-development divide” was the theme of the “Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities” (CDAC) Network Global Forum held 31 May to 1 June, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. As the CDAC Network reported, “The resounding sentiment in the room… Read more »

Communication researchers highlight sustainability

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  A view of the city of Eugene, Oregon, USA, host to the 2018 International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference. WACC participated in the 2018 International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, United States, June 20-24, 2018. The theme is “Reimaging Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in… Read more »

WACC proudly names 12 new Honorary Life Members

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By Staff on June 22, 2018   The twelve new Honorary Life Members. WACC’s Board of Directors is celebrating a dozen individuals whose lives are dedicated to advancing communication rights. Since 1995, WACC has publicly recognised the work of communicators who have upheld its principles and values while working for greater social justice. WACC’s 50th anniversary was an occasion to recognize… Read more »

Notice of WACC Canada Meeting of Members

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  On behalf of the President and the Officers of the World Association for Christian Communication, Notice is hereby given of the Meeting of Members of WACC Canada, which will take place on Monday, 25 June 2018 at 1030 am EDT. The Meeting of Members will review documents related to 2017. The Agenda will be as follows: Introduction by the… Read more »

WACC at 50: Communication advances intensify the need for rights

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Participants in the Symposium on “Communication Rights Today” celebrating WACC’s 50th anniversary   Photo: Lorenzo Vargas The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) marked its 50th anniversary with a symposium on 14 May exploring new challenges in the field of communication for social change. In her keynote presentation, Dr Ellen Ueberschär, President of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, explored the communication context in which… Read more »

WACC publishes its annual report for 2017

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By Staff on May 07, 2018   “The World of Human Rights in Posters” by Paula Scher. From an exhibition at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Photo: Philip Lee. Called “Speaking Up for Human Rights”, the report notes that WACC has continued to position itself as the “go-to” international nongovernmental organization for the promotion of communication… Read more »

WACC Opens Call for Summer Internship in Toronto

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The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is an international non-governmental organization that promotes communication as a basic human right, essential to people’s dignity and community. WACC advocates full access to information and communication, and promotes open and diverse media. WACC is seeking one summer intern to work as a Project Assistant for eight weeks during the period of 4… Read more »

WACC UK Annual General Meeting 2018

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  The Thirty-first Annual General Meeting of the World Association for Christian Communication registered in England and Wales (WACC-UK) will be held on 25 June 2018 commencing at 10.00 am local time at the General Secretariat of WACC at 308 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario M4C 4X7 Canada. Pursuant to the provisions of the Association’s Articles of Association, only Corporate Members… Read more »

Human Rights Award 2017 goes to Maman Colonelle

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By Staff on April 16, 2018   Still from Maman Colonelle directed by Dieudo Hamadi. Maman Colonelle, directed by Dieudo Hamadi has received the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award 2017. A feature-length documentary, it highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in a war-torn country which is the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the most violent conflict is… Read more »