Assembly 2019

WACC Europe and CEC Seminar and Assembly 2019:
10-12 April 2019, Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki

What Makes Us So Angry? Hate speech, fake news and communication rights

Organised by the  World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

As Christian communicators we are committed by our faith and profession to freedom of expression, free press, media diversity and other communication rights. So how do we respond to the seemingly growing proliferation of hate speech and fake news online?
This seminar and assembly will take stock of our European reality, a communication rights framework for the digital world, and case studies and strategies to address hate speech and disinformation.

The conference will start at Church House, Helsinki, Finland, at 9:30 am on Wednesday 10 April and continue on the Viking ferry to and from Stockholm, returning with arrival in Helsinki at 10:30 am on Friday 12 April. Full programme -> here.

Participation fee: 190 €, incl. seminar programme, ferry tickets, two nights accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday nights) in single seaside standard cabin (A4) and all meals on board M/S Gabriella (April 10th-12th). Payment by invoices to be issued.

(Accommodation before and afterwards to be organised by participants at their expense.)

To register click -> here

Deadline for registration or cancelling participation: 28 February 2019

Contact information
For more information regarding the programme, please contact Sara Speicher (WACC),  or Erin Green (CEC).

For more information regarding logistics and registration, please contact Emilia Cronvall (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland)