Author Archives: WACC Europe

WACC-supported projects have helped marginalised people in Global South

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   Participants of a media production workshop organized by the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Cine y Comunicacion de los Pueblos Indigenas (Clacpi) interview a local Chiapas resident. Photo: Courtesy of Clacpi In recent years, WACC Global has supported hundreds of communication rights-related projects that have not only been innovative, but have built the leadership skills and media visibility of its partners,… Read more »

States must ensure safety of women journalists who cover gender-based violence

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 (L to R)  Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia; Krishanti Dharmaraj, Director of the Centre for Women in Global Leadership; Jafar Irshaidat, UNFPA Syria; Hafsa Ahmed, Kenyan youth peace activist; Sarah Macharia, GMMP global coordinator; and at the podium, session moderator Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson from the Dart Centre of Journalism and Trauma. Photo: Courtesy of the Nairobi Summit Women journalists who cover… Read more »

Women’s role in peace process must be recognized by news media, says WACC

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By Staff on November 05, 2019   (L-R) Annet Nakandi, a member of the Uganda Media Women’s Association’s media monitoring team, with WACC consultant Mary Myers at the organization’s MAMA FM office in Kampala. Photo: Contributed  Women continue to be excluded from peace and political processes, despite a UN resolution adopted nearly two decades ago, which acknowledged that armed conflicts disproportionately affect… Read more »

No impunity for those who use violence against journalists, says WACC

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By Staff on November 01, 2019 “WACC supports international calls to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their work independently and without undue interference,” says General Secretary Philip Lee, on the observance of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Photo : Sean Hawkey/ACT Alliance Journalists who challenge corruption and the abuse of power… Read more »

WACC joins Just Net Coalition

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By Staff on November 01, 2019   The Just Net Coalition focuses on Internet and governance in order to promote democracy, human rights and social justice. Photo: Leon Seibert/Unsplash    WACC Global is now a member of the Just Net Coalition (JNC), a global network of civil society organizations and individuals advocating for “an open, free, just and equitable Internet.”  The JNC focuses… Read more »

WACC supports efforts to address violence against women journalists

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By  on October 30, 2019   WACC evaluation consultant Mary Myers (left) with Marceline Nyambala, executive director of the Association of Media Women in Kenya. Photo: Contributed  With growing incidences of cyber violence and harassment against women and girls, including female journalists, WACC Global maintains its support for efforts that push for policies to address them and to raise awareness that… Read more »

WACC, other NGOs urge UN to address issues around women, peace and security

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 Over half of the one million Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar in 2015 were women and girls. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance.  WACC Global has joined more than 400 civil society organizations from 94 countries in signing an open letter urging all UN member states to give their full support to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda by prioritizing five… Read more »

WACC partner to provide communications support, training at Pan-Amazon Social Forum

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By Staff on October 25, 2019 The socio-environmental impacts of deforestation, mining and massive infrastructure projects on the Amazon’s peoples, forests and rivers will be among the issues to be discussed at the Pan-Amazon Social Forum, March 22-25. Photo: Sebastien Goldberg/Unsplash Grupo Comunicarte, a longstanding member and partner of WACC will play a central role in organizing the 2020 Pan-Amazon Social… Read more »

WACC names five new laureates for 2019

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By Staff on October 23, 2019 A journalist, a cultural activist, a social communicator, a former WACC director of research, and a social justice activist have been named 2019 Honorary Life Members by WACC’s Board of Directors. Since 1995, WACC has celebrated individuals from around the world who have upheld WACC’s vision, principles and mission of promoting communication rights in order… Read more »

GMMP receives award for advancing role of women in the news

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(L-R) Sarah Macharia, WACC Global gender and communication manager, accepts the Donald H. McGannon Award on behalf of the Global Media Monitoring Project from Sara Fitzgerald, board member of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.  Photo: Courtesy of UCC-OC WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) received the Donald H. McGannon Award  today and its global coordinator, Sarah… Read more »