Monthly Archives: October 2020

Climate change stories by Kenyan citizen journalists gain traction

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21 Oct Climate change stories by Kenyan citizen journalists gain traction October 21, 2020 — Local radio and television stations in Kenya have been giving airtime to stories produced by the Farm Forestry Smallholder Producers Association of Kenya (FF-SPAK), which has partnered with WACC and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support Promoting Traditional Climate Change Mitigation Methods.   As a result,… Read more »

Investigative journalism is a form of activism

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19 Oct Investigative journalism is a form of activism Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Covid-19, migrants, and the climate crisis apart, public interest media is today’s hot topic. In the USA, Hungary, and the Philippines – to cite just three countries – some politicians have labelled media outlets critical of their policies and actions “fake media” or… Read more »

‘Everyone is entitled to a public voice’

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16 Oct ‘Everyone is entitled to a public voice’ Statement by WACC General Secretary Philip Lee on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, 2020  “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all” is vital at a time when social, political, and economic inequalities are increasing the risk of geopolitical and social conflict.  The only… Read more »

WACC hosts event on enabling migrants to be seen and heard

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16 Oct WACC hosts event on enabling migrants to be seen and heard Providing migrants and refugees a platform to share their concerns, challenges, and aspirations not only helps them, but also addresses xenophobia and helps build bridges with host communities, WACC partners told participants at an online event hosted Oct. 16 as part of a virtual conference, Displacement and Dialogue, by DW Akademie.   … Read more »

Mé Phaa Indigenous women find their voice through radio

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15 Oct Mé Phaa Indigenous women find their voice through radio Women from the Mé Phaa Indigenous community of San Miguel El Progreso, Mexico, have learned more about how they can address gender inequality through a series of workshops on community radio, leadership, and visual arts, as well as documentary screenings – all part of a project supported by WACC Global and Cultural Survival.   Mujer voz y rostro de la Montaña Asociación… Read more »

Critical thinking and critical clicking needed to respond to online hate speech, webinar told

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A new report and resource kit to address hateful content online has been published by WACC Europe, the European region of the World Association for Christian Communication. Titled “Breaking Down the Social Media Divides: A Guide for Individuals and Communities to Address Hate Online,” the report was launched during a webinar on 13 October. The report offers case studies, tips… Read more »

Hate Speech Online: Download New WACC Europe Report and Resource Kit

What can be done to counter hate speech on the internet and in social media at time when online intolerance is widespread, and threatens democratic debate in societies? A new WACC Europe report and resource kit  – Breaking Down the Social Media Divides: A Guide for Individuals and Communities to Address Hate Online – published on 13 October offers case… Read more »

In bringing about gender justice, men have a role to play

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12 Oct In bringing about gender justice, men have a role to play Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Women all over the world are celebrating the sixth instalment in 25 years of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP). What is it? A series of extensive gender and media monitoring studies conducted every five years since 1995 by… Read more »

Newsletter: A day in the world’s news

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WACC Europe webinar to focus on how to deal with hate speech online

What can be done to counter hate speech on the internet and in social media at time when online intolerance is widespread, and threatens democratic debate in societies? A webinar on Tuesday 13 October at 10:00 am (Central European Time) will discuss ways to address hate speech online and create a space for conversation in which all people are able… Read more »