Author Archives: WACC Europe

Nepal Indigenous community radio stations get a boost from WACC-supported project

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  An Indigenous Community Radio Network member takes part in a workshop on radio repair and technical maintenance. Photo: Contributed Twenty-four technicians and broadcasters from 21 community radio stations in Nepal are now able to repair and conduct technical maintenance of broadcasting equipment on their own, thanks to a WACC-supported training conducted by its local partner, Indigenous Community Radio Network (ICRN)…. Read more »

WACC takes part in workshop to reclaim people’s digital power

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By Staff on November 26, 2019   WACC Deputy General Secretary (middle) moderates discussion on “Local, national and global governance of the digital,” with panelists Sally Burch, Agencia Latinoamericana de Informacion, Ecuador (right), and Elena (Neth) Dano, ETC Group, Philippines. Photo: Contributed WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher recently took part in a workshop, Data and Digital Intelligence as People’s Resources:… Read more »

Call for Papers: Ethical and theological perspectives on digital transformation

Contributions from all disciplines that seek to address the ethical and theological issues of communication and digital transformation are invited for a panel to be held at the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, Italy, 22-25 June 2020 (details below). Proposals for papers should include the name of the presenter, institution, and an abstract of up to 100 words, to be… Read more »

Get the latest issue of Media Development: Communication pirates of the Caribbean

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By Staff on November 22, 2019   This year’s last issue of WACC’s quarterly journal, Media Development, takes an in-depth look at the state of the Caribbean’s media and communications industry and their influence on the region’s socio-economic and political environments. The issue’s theme, Communication pirates of the Caribbean, which references the popular film franchise, “underlines the fact that justice and… Read more »

Who’s looking out for children in the digital age?

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By  on November 20, 2019 Article 16 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Children says that “No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.” Many are concerned that unregulated social media are conduits for just this… Read more »

Giving voice to Georgia’s Generation Z

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By Staff on November 19, 2019    Students from Tbilisi, Georgia, talk about issues that matter to them in a weekly radio program organized by WACC partner Helping Hand. Photo: Courtesy of Helping Hand   One hundred students from four public and one private school in Georgia are now providing weekly broadcast and blogs on issues that matter to them, including… Read more »

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 »