Author Archives: WACC Europe

Costa Rica project helps to promote Cabécar culture, language

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19 Oct 2021 Costa Rica project helps to promote Cabécar culture, language With Western-style education and the Internet taking over traditional learning processes in many parts of Costa Rica, the Indigenous people of the Cabeca nation, in Talamanca province, have expressed concern about threats to Cabecar culture and language, including their broad cosmovision.   A WACC-supported project, La antena de las… Read more »

A global call to defend independent journalism

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18 Oct 2021 A global call to defend independent journalism Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The last time a working journalist won the Nobel Peace Prize, Europe – and eventually nations around the globe – were on the brink of World War II. German editor Carl von Ossietzky won the prize in 1936, “for his burning love… Read more »

Project to develop climate change curriculum in the Philippines

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11 Oct 2021 Project to develop climate change curriculum in the Philippines The Philippines has been identified as one of the top 10 countries most at risk from the effects of climate change, and yet millions of marginalized Filipinos who will be hit the hardest are not aware of it, according to the Centre for Environment Concerns (CEC), an NGO… Read more »

Global input invited for actions to promote ‘Communication for Social Justice in a Digital Age’

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05 Oct 2021 Global input invited for actions to promote ‘Communication for Social Justice in a Digital Age’ The fruits of a September symposium on “Communication for Social Justice in a Digital Age” are being shared globally—with an invitation to contribute to an action plan for steps on the way to digital justice.The manifesto drawn up at the symposium is… Read more »

Language diversity and the Internet

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04 Oct 2021 Language diversity and the Internet Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Global internet freedom has declined for the 11th consecutive year, according to the latest report from Freedom House. “Freedom on the Internet 2021” focuses on surveillance, censorship, privacy legislation, and encryption. The report notes that “unequal access to the internet entrenches societal inequity” and… Read more »

WACC supports program to help improve climate journalism in Uganda

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30 Sep 2021 WACC supports program to help improve climate journalism in Uganda WACC has announced its support for a project in Uganda that will establish a network of specialized climate and environmental reporters for community radio stations who have limited resources and are unable to hire journalists trained in climate sciences and environmental disciplines. The project, to be implemented… Read more »

Pioneering feminist Kamla Bhasin dies at 75

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29 Sep 2021 Pioneering feminist Kamla Bhasin dies at 75 Kamla Bhasin, a beloved pioneer of the women’s rights movement in South Asia who also wrote poetry, songs and books about feminism and human rights, died in Delhi on Friday, September 25, after a short bout with cancer. She was 75. Bhasin who described herself as “a social scientist by… Read more »

Support Afghan Women Journalists – Donate Now

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28 Sep 2021 Support Afghan Women Journalists – Donate Now WACC and the *Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) today launched a fundraising campaign to support Afghan women journalists within its network who are in urgent need of support after the Taliban gained control over the country August 15, 2021.   “The space that women journalists created for the voices… Read more »

WACC partners with NGO to promote ‘feminist journalism’ in Argentina

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27 Sep 2021 WACC partners with NGO to promote ‘feminist journalism’ in Argentina WACC announces its support for “Feminist Journalism for a Better World,” a project that seeks to generate greater awareness in Argentina about the need for inclusive, non-sexist coverage and fair representation and remuneration in the news media and how this can benefit society. Results of the 6th… Read more »

Georgia project taps youth in fight against disinformation

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21 Sep 2021 Georgia project taps youth in fight against disinformation WACC announces its support for a project in Georgia that aims to empower disadvantaged youth from 25 secondary schools and universities by helping them acquire and develop digital skills that will increase their capacity to address social challenges faced by their communities. The Digital Solutions for Social Challenges project… Read more »