Radio production with ‘decolonizing approach’ seeks to change discourse in Bolivia

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20 Jan 2022 Radio production with ‘decolonizing approach’ seeks to change discourse in Bolivia Posted at 17:56h in News by Marites (Tess) Sison Nearly 200 years after its founding, Bolivia continues to grapple with racism and discrimination exacerbated, in part, by political forces vying for power. Much of the discrimination has been  directed against Indigenous communities. “These polarizing discourses impact… Read more »

WACC project trains journalists to transform coverage of migrants, refugees

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18 Jan 2022 WACC project trains journalists to transform coverage of migrants, refugees Three WACC Regional Associations are collaborating on a pioneering initiative to help journalists cover refugee and migration issues “ethically and accurately,” to enable refugees and migrants speak out on their behalf, and to strengthen NGOs working with migrants and refugees to work with news media and address… Read more »

New threat to human rights in Putin’s Russia

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10 Jan 2022 New threat to human rights in Putin’s Russia Russia’s supreme court has ordered the closure of Memorial International, the country’s oldest human rights group. Memorial has joined a growing list of investigative news outlets, journalists, and rights organisations classed as being an agent of foreign powers. Many believe the move is politically motivated. A term with Soviet-era… Read more »

Project aims to change the way IDPs in Cameroon are seen, heard

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07 Jan 2022 Project aims to change the way IDPs in Cameroon are seen, heard WACC and the Christian Broadcasting Service of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon have partnered to help promote a more positive attitude and counter hate narratives toward migrants in Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital. Doula hosts more than 400,000 of the more than one million Internally Displaced… Read more »

Radio station to give voice to Kenya’s Rendille tribe

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20 Dec 2021 Radio station to give voice to Kenya’s Rendille tribe Posted at 05:00h in Uncategorised by Marites (Tess) Sison A new community radio station is being planned in Marsabit, a county in northern Kenya, which currently has only one radio broadcasting station devoted to Swahili and English-speaking residents. Fereiti Action Network, a community youth organization based in the… Read more »

Chile at a Crossroads

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13 Dec 2021 Chile at a Crossroads Posted at 06:59h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Optimism brought about by drafting of new constitution dampened by polarizing presidential election THE ECONOMIST: Chile’s presidential election is a contest between extremes Chile, a country known for being among the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Latin America over the past 30 years,… Read more »

Project helps close digital gender gap in India

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13 Dec 2021 Project helps close digital gender gap in India To help amplify the voices of women and girls in marginalized communities, WACC is supporting a project that will establish digital media literacy schools and produce media literacy modules in local languages in India. Ideosync Media Combine, a communication for social change organization in New Delhi, will implement the… Read more »

Apply gender lens to news, media monitoring coordinator urges African media

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08 Dec 2021 Apply gender lens to news, media monitoring coordinator urges African media Noting that Africa has been “at the tail end” regarding women’s participation as sources, subjects and reporters of news, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator Sarah Macharia urged attendees at the Africa Women in Media (AWiM) Conference to help create a “more just and equal” media ecosystem in… Read more »

Roots of change: Cocoa farmers tackle gender, climate justice in Bolivia

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06 Dec 2021 Roots of change: Cocoa farmers tackle gender, climate justice in Bolivia A WACC-supported project in Bolivia will work to establish a network of rural communicators, a higher percentage of them women, who can produce content on gender and climate change for the radio station of El Ceibo, the first certified organic cocoa operative in the world. “The… Read more »

WACC supports project to train Nigerian journalists on gender equality in news

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01 Dec 2021 WACC supports project to train Nigerian journalists on gender equality in news At least 900 journalists from Nigeria will receive training on the fundamentals of gender equality in news sources as part of a WACC-supported project this year. The Media and Gender Enlightenment Initiative (MEGEIN), a local NGO established in 2008 “to build a gender-sensitive mass media”… Read more »