Here’s how WACC helped to advance communication rights in 2019

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By Staff on February 26, 2020 In 2019, a year marked by divisive politics, attacks on journalists, xenophobia, digital surveillance and harassment, and other threats to freedom of information and democracy, WACC Global continued to make a positive difference, especially among vulnerable people and communities around the world. With WACC’s support, 79 grassroots organizations in 29 countries helped tens of thousands… Read more »

Muellamués community broadcasters push for culture of peace, Indigenous rights, & environmental stewardship

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By Staff on February 21, 2020 In establishing the project, organizers hoped to improve Indigenous communication as a way of strengthening the culture and identity of the Muellamués community.”  Photo: PROCOINDES A project supported by WACC Global has trained more than 100 Indigenous broadcasters and members of the Indigenous community of Muellamués, Colombia, in producing radio programmes on peace, self-governance, gender equality, and… Read more »

New book explains why communication rights & sustainable development are inextricably linked

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By Staff on February 18, 2020    WACC ’s Centre for Communication Rights has co-published Expanding Shrinking Communication Spaces, a new e-book on communication rights and sustainable development for a digital age. The 130-page page book – which is intended for development practitioners, policy makers, and communication rights activists – takes a historic look at communication and communication rights and their continuing… Read more »

Diversity important in public broadcasting, says WACC on World Radio Day

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By Staff on February 10, 2020 At Tayrona Estereo, the community radio station for the Kankuamo people in their Indigenous territory at Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. On February 13,  World Radio Day, WACC Global joins UNESCO in urging radio stations worldwide to “uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.” WACC also encourages its members to celebrate… Read more »

A guide to understanding the gender dimension of climate change in the Caribbean

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By Staff on February 07, 2020 Clautude Dispose holds one of her goats in Ganthier, Haiti, where Mission Sociale des Eglises Hatiennes (MISSEH), a member of the ACT Alliance, helped her and other residents rebuild their homes and lives after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. MISSEH provided animals, seeds and tools to farmers, and helped them organize a more agile and responsive… Read more »

Project trains new batch of Tharu journalists in Nepal

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By Staff on February 04, 2020 Tharu communities face various forms of exclusion because of language barriers. The project addressed this by providing basic radio journalism training to local journalists and increasing their knowledge of Indigenous rights. Photo: Cultural Survival  Tharu-speaking Indigenous journalists in Nepal have enhanced their news and reporting skills, and production of news in Tharu has increased, thanks… Read more »

WACC, Cultural Survival to support 7 Indigenous broadcasting networks

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Young members of Radio Naxme 89.5 FM, an Indigenous community radio station broadcasting in San Miguel El Progreso, State of Guerrero, Mexico. Photo Credit: Radio Naxme Following four years of fruitful collaboration, WACC and Boston-based Indigenous rights organization Cultural Survival have decided to renew and enhance their ongoing partnership. Starting this year, WACC and Cultural Survival will concentrate their efforts… Read more »

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 »