Monthly Archives: February 2020

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 »