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 »

Spaces of Inclusion: Refugees and migrants and media inclusion

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Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media Due to conflicts and crises in the Middle East, most prominently the ongoing war in Syria, an increasing number of European countries has been faced with the arrival of bigger numbers of refugees and migrants… Read more »

Press for Progress on gender equality in the media

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  International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns step up demands for the respect of women’s basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Press for Progress is the campaign theme for IWD 2018, informed by research evidence of a slowing down and in some cases, a reversal of gains towards gender equality. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, “gender… Read more »

WSIS recognizes WACC’s communication work

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By Staff on February 27, 2018   WACC’s programme of support for communication development projects in partnership with Bread for the World is a WSIS Prizes 2018 Champion. Out of 492 nominated ICT success stories from around the world, following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group of 685 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community, WACC’s Development Initiatives Program was… Read more »

Film depicting need for human rights in Central Africa awarded WACC-SIGNIS prize

The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2016 has been presented to the documentary film Cahier africain by Swiss director Heidi Specogna, who was recognized at an awards ceremony on 19 February in Berlin during the Berlinale film festival. WACC, the World Association for Christian Communication, and SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, recognized the documentary for offering an exemplary human… Read more »