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WACC: Family farmers play key role in climate emergency response, food security

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29 Jul WACC: Family farmers play key role in climate emergency response, food security WACC Global is taking part in a campaign across Africa to promote family farming and its essential role in supporting food security and sustainable development.  Yenkasa Africa, a regional communication for development and rural development sharing platform facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Farm Radio International,… Read more »

New encyclopedia examines gender, media and communication

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28 Jul New encyclopedia examines gender, media and communication WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is featured in the newly-published International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication (IEGMC), a major reference book that explores various aspects and impacts of how gender is represented in the world’s media.  The IEGMC discusses “the many and myriad ways in which gender matters in our heavily mediated and mediatized lives,” say the editors in… Read more »

News media, discrimination, and bias

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27 Jul News media, discrimination, and bias Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley No apologies for quoting at length from “The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid” by Michelle García (The Nation, 17 June 2020). While praising the public service ethic of many media outlets, whose coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has been exemplary, she notes an… Read more »

Kenya: Family farmers hold key to climate-smart agriculture

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24 Jul Kenya: Family farmers hold key to climate-smart agriculture Rising temperatures, fickle rainfall, and drought have made Kenya vulnerable to climate change. With agriculture dominating Kenya’s economy, a big challenge facing family farmers is learning how to adapt to the effects of climate change.   But a particular sector – smallholder farm families – has been ahead of the curve. These farmers have been regularly engaged in tree planting, efficient energy use, and water and… Read more »

WACC project helps Filipino fisherfolk share local knowledge of climate-resilient, sustainable livelihood

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21 Jul WACC project helps Filipino fisherfolk share local knowledge of climate-resilient, sustainable livelihood Fifteen years ago, Sibuguey Bay in southwestern Mindanao, Philippines, was in an alarming state. Fish and other marine resources were nearly depleted due to illegal, unregulated fishing and mangrove deforestation.    But the situation began to turn around in 2005, when the Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Associations (COMFAS) began to rehabilitate and establish fish and marine… Read more »

Enabling community engagement in humanitarian responses

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20 Jul Enabling community engagement in humanitarian responses Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Image: United Nations COVID-19 response In times of disaster, the need to engage with affected communities to ensure useful, timely and accurate information is mutually shared is increasingly recognised as essential. As the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) describes… Read more »

From Covid-19’s burden on Syrian refugees to a Zaatari camp robot that disinfects, Radio Al-Balad delivers the news

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17 Jul From Covid-19’s burden on Syrian refugees to a Zaatari camp robot that disinfects, Radio Al-Balad delivers the news When the coronavirus pandemic is over, and researchers look back on how Syrian refugees not only struggled under its weight, but also demonstrated resilience, a good source of information would be “Syrians Among Us,” a radio program developed by Community Media… Read more »

UN agency commends WACC partner’s Covid-19 response in Nepal

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15 Jul UN agency commends WACC partner’s Covid-19 response in Nepal The Indigenous Community Radio Network of Nepal’s (ICRN) production of public service announcements (PSAs) about Covid-19 in Indigenous languages has been commended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as one of the “promising practices” for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.   ICRN, a partner of WACC Global, said it was prompted to produce PSAs about… Read more »

MacBride Report (French)

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Speaking up for free speech

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13 Jul Speaking up for free speech A group of 153 academics, writers, and social activists published a letter in Harper’s Magazine (7 July 2020) expressing concern that “a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments” are tending “to weaken norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity”. The group appealed for greater equality… Read more »