Monthly Archives: September 2020

Challenging voter manipulation in the US elections

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14 Sep Challenging voter manipulation in the US elections Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Free Press and four allies have filed a lawsuit (27 August 2020) challenging an order against social media companies. The US District Court, Northern District of California, will hear a complaint against President Trump’s “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship”, which targets online… Read more »

WACC welcomes 2020 intern  

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08 Sep WACC welcomes 2020 intern   Sohailia Saywack, a recent graduate of Western University’s MA sociology program and current Master of Global Affairs candidate at the University of Toronto, has joined WACC as an international development intern.   “WACC Global’s mission of promoting communication as a basic human right resonated with my desire to be a part of a synergetic team that advocates for equality,”… Read more »

Democracy demands diversity in the news

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07 Sep Democracy demands diversity in the news Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley How can news organizations practice diversity and how can newsmakers contribute to overcoming division and exclusion? A digital panel session discussed these questions as part of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum 2020. It focused on the need for news organizations to… Read more »

Workshops on ‘communication for the defense of mother earth’ begin in Colombia

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03 Sep Workshops on ‘communication for the defense of mother earth’ begin in Colombia A “Father Fire” around a tulpa (an Indigenous gathering) greeted communicators and members of Colombia’s Asociación de Cabildos Indigenas de Norte del Cauca (ACIN, Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca) who arrived to conduct the first of a series of workshops on communication, community organizing,… Read more »