Monthly Archives: April 2021

Media narratives shape public attitudes towards migrants, says WACC panel

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09 Apr 2021 Media narratives shape public attitudes towards migrants, says WACC panel Migrants are struggling to have their voices heard, whether in Europe –  where far-right populist parties are stoking a backlash against migration—  or in Asia, Africa and South America, where they face growing xenophobia and negative portrayal in the news media,  WACC panelists told an online discussion… Read more »

WACC leaders urge faith communicators to champion gender equality in the news

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09 Apr 2021 WACC leaders urge faith communicators to champion gender equality in the news WACC leaders on April 8 urged the 2021  Religion Communicators Convention (RCC) to pick up the findings of the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) and assess their own communication channels to determine whether they are contributing to the continued invisibility of women and gender… Read more »

WACC partner launches social media campaign to promote digital literacy in Gaza Strip

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07 Apr 2021 WACC partner launches social media campaign to promote digital literacy in Gaza Strip For three straight days in December 2020, women and girls in the Gaza Strip were given pointers and reminders about safe browsing on digital platforms, including how they can protect themselves and their data through a social media campaign launched by the Community Media… Read more »

Trust is a two-way street

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05 Apr 2021 Trust is a two-way street Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The theme of WACC’s annual report for 2020 is “Truthful Voices Matter”. What appears to be self-evident reflects a growing perception that public interest media need to rebuild trust in their news content and opinions: by demonstrating impartiality, balance, and transparency. Why is trust… Read more »