WACC Nepal partner, media groups lobby for ‘more inclusive’ communication bills

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04 Jun 2021 WACC Nepal partner, media groups lobby for ‘more inclusive’ communication bills Posted at 15:57h in Uncategorised by Marites (Tess) Sison The Indigenous Community Radio Network (ICRN), an umbrella organization of 21 Indigenous radio stations in Nepal, and other Nepali media organizations have successfully lobbied their national and provincial governments to introduce new mass communication, media, information and… Read more »

U of T student is WACC’s new summer intern

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03 Jun 2021 U of T student is WACC’s new summer intern Helen Wu, a third-year student at the University of Toronto, studying jointly with Sheridan College to pursue Visual Culture & Communication, is WACC Global’s new summer intern. Wu says she chose to apply for the position since she found it “really neat that WACC Global advocates for a… Read more »

Asia’s representation of women in the news still below global average

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28 May 2021 Asia’s representation of women in the news still below global average In 2020, women in Asia made up only 21% of people seen, heard, or read about in newspaper, radio, television and digital news, a “marginal improvement” from 10 to 15 years ago, and better than 25 years, but still “consistently below the global average” of 24-25%,… Read more »

Promoting ‘hope speech,’ one post at a time

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26 May 2021 Promoting ‘hope speech,’ one post at a time There’s a need to address the social and political impact of repeated exposure to images and narratives that denigrate and discriminate particular groups of people in society, not just on social media but in all forms of communication, said WACC General Secretary Philip Lee.  Lee was one of the… Read more »

Communication rights on wheels  

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25 May 2021 Communication rights on wheels   Is it…a Popemobile? No, more like a Pressmobile created by Grupo Comunicarte, a longtime WACC project partner based in Colombia. As part of a migration project supported by WACC and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Grupo Comunicarte was supposed to establish a community media and ICT centre for migrants. “However, the… Read more »

WACC issues Call for Projects

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21 May 2021 WACC issues Call for Projects The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), a non-governmental organization that builds on communication rights in order to promote social justice, today launched a Call for Projects for its 2021-2022 project cycle. The Call for Projects is aimed at civil society organizations in countries on the DAC list that share WACC’s vision… Read more »

2021 Yearbook features WACC article on digital (in)justice

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20 May 2021 2021 Yearbook features WACC article on digital (in)justice Posted at 14:08h in News by Marites (Tess) Sison The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation around the world and offered opportunities for increased connectivity. However, it has also exacerbated digital injustice: lack of access for many, lack of accountability from powerful tech companies, dangerous algorithms, “fake news” and… Read more »

International church-based organizations urge Colombian president to stop spiral of violence

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20 May 2021 International church-based organizations urge Colombian president to stop spiral of violence The World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, Anglican Communion, World Methodist Council, Latin American Episcopal Council  and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), in a letter sent 18 May, urged Colombian president Iván Duque Marquéz to stop the… Read more »

Public service journalism at its very best

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17 May 2021 Public service journalism at its very best Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Reporters Without Borders has underlined growing concerns about a steady decline of press freedom in several European Union member states, including Greece, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia. In “‘Worrying picture’: Journalists in Europe face increasing risk, press freedom group warns” (The… Read more »

Experts debate on communicative justice in the digital age

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12 May 2021 Experts debate on communicative justice in the digital age What the MacBride Commission might have to say “about inclusion, exclusion, and social progress in the world taken over by digital technologies of all kinds” is the focus of the latest issue of Media Development, WACC’s quarterly journal, according to its editor Philip Lee, who is also WACC’s… Read more »