Becoming familiar with SDGs and climate change in Kwéyòl

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By Staff on January 22, 2020 A 10-week course trained community leaders from Monchy, Babonneau and Mon Repos were trained on how to produce media content in the Kweyol language, focusing on sustainable development and environmental issues, as well as literacy. Photo: Folk Research Centre About 75 Kwéyòl-speaking Saint Lucians have now increased their knowledge of the language of climate change and… Read more »

WACC, FAO partner to help farmers & communities address climate change

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By Staff on January 17, 2020   Mario Acunzo, team leader of FAO’s Communication for Development Team, Family Farming and Partnerships with Civil Society Unit, and Sara Speicher, WACC Deputy General Secretary, at the United Nation’s Decade on Family Farming meeting in December. Photo: Courtesy of FAO WACC Global is proud to announce its new initiative with the Food and Agriculture… Read more »

Vote for the Global Media Monitoring Project in WSIS Annual Awards

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WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has been nominated for the 2020 World Summit on Information Society’s 9th Annual Awards. The GMMP was one of 353 projects nominated out of 806 submitted projects from around the world. Held every five years since 1995, the GMMP is the largest advocacy initiative in the world aimed at changing the representation of women… Read more »

WACC establishes new partnership to protect Colombia’s endangered ecosystem, vital water sources

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By Staff on January 15, 2020   Sumapaz Páramo, located nearly two hours from Colombia’s urban capital Bogota, is the world’s largest páramo (alpine tundra ecosystem). Páramos are critical sources of water (providing approximately 70% of drinkable water) and under serious threat from climate change. Photo: Grupo Comunicarte Colombia is one of 20 countries most at risk from suffering the disastrous effects… Read more »

What you need to know about AI and your communication rights

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By Staff on January 03, 2020   Photo: @scienceinhd/Unsplash How should civil society engage with the challenges and opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? WACC Global’s No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, Civil Society and Artificial Intelligence identifies several ways in which citizen groups, NGOs, charities, foundations, media, labour unions and faith-based groups who make up civil society can be involved in “processes… Read more »

WACC, CAMECO share vision of ’empowering people and communities on the margins’

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By Staff on December 19, 2019 WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher (fourth from left) at the 50th anniversary international conference of the Catholic Media Council (CAMECO) held in Aaachen, Germany. Photo: CAMECO  WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher recently presented a workshop on “Upholding Human Rights and Social Justice in the Digital Age” during the 50th anniversary international conference of… Read more »

Gender and media monitoring useful for ‘media literacy’ in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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By Staff on December 18, 2019  Abida Pehlic, Global Media Monitoring Project national coordinator and president/program manager for Novi Put, an anti-trafficking NGO established by women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Contributed  In a country such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has “a strong patriarchal tradition and dominant stereotypes about women,” Abida Pehlic can’t emphasize enough how important the Global Media… Read more »

Human rights day: WACC puts spotlight on violence against journalists

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  A makeshift memorial to murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia at the foot of the Great Siege Monument in Valletta, Malta.  Galizia’s work often focused on allegations of government corruption, nepotism, patronage, money laundering, links between online gambling and organized crime. Photo: Ethan Doyle White/Wikimedia Commons On International Human Rights Day, December 10, WACC Global calls attention to the… Read more »

Project addresses ‘xenophobic discourse’ in Dominican Republic media, digital platforms

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By Staff on December 09, 2019 Students and journalists in the Dominican Republic participate in workshops aimed at promoting a democratic culture “with zero tolerance for racism and xenophobia in the media.”  Photos: Contributed In response to rising xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic, WACC partner Espacio de Comunicación Insular has launched an awareness raising campaign on the issue and… Read more »

Internet Governance Forum 2019: Can Discussions translate into Actions?

I felt honored when I was asked to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on behalf of the World Association for Christian Communication. For a first time attendee it is hard to understand how the IGF actually works. Cars with diplomatic registration plates dropping off government officials in front of the conference center in Berlin, UN police officers guarding the… Read more »