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See you at the movies?

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23 Feb 2021 See you at the movies? In the first issue of 2021, WACC’s Media Development magazine explores various aspects of cinema’s future, “recognising that people need art, drama, literature, music, and film in order to help make sense of the world and to find meaning.” Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, which temporarily shuttered movie theatres worldwide, the entertainment… Read more »

Unmoored from the truth: Holding social media to account

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22 Feb 2021 Unmoored from the truth: Holding social media to account Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The Washington Post (2 February 2021) reported, “Former president Donald Trump lost the 2020 election largely due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a post-election autopsy completed by Trump campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio. The 27-page document shows… Read more »

Protected: Media Development 2021-1 online magazine and pdf

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‘Truthful Voices Matter,’ WACC emphasizes in 2020 Annual Report

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17 Feb 2021 ‘Truthful Voices Matter,’ WACC emphasizes in 2020 Annual Report In its 2020 Annual Report, WACC Global underscores the urgency of its efforts to promote and strengthen communication rights, noting that the Covid-19 pandemic “has made far more apparent the best and worst aspects of our communication landscape.” On the one hand, the pandemic showed the critical role… Read more »

2020 WACC Annual Report

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WACC Statement on World Radio Day 2021

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11 Feb 2021 WACC Statement on World Radio Day 2021 Posted at 20:25h in News by Marites (Tess) Sison Each year, WACC is proud to partner with dozens of grassroots community broadcasters in the Global South. From pioneer community radio stations in remote areas of Nepal to more established networks of broadcasters in the Ecuadorean Amazon, WACC partners in all… Read more »

WACC Membership Campaign

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To strengthen our collective efforts, we also want more organisations and individuals to join our cause. So we are going to hold a Membership Campaign to raise WACC’s visibility, and we invite you to actively join us.   Remember – 100% of membership fees are returned to the Regional Association of that member, enabling the region to carry out WACC-related activities… Read more »

A hard look at digital justice in the Philippines

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10 Feb 2021 A hard look at digital justice in the Philippines WACC partner Computer Professionals Union-Philippines has launched a website that will serve as an online platform for identifying and addressing key digital issues in the country, which has been dubbed “the social media capital of the world,” but remains a “starter” when it comes to digital transformation. “Operating… Read more »

On reducing harm, improving democratic expression on the internet

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Time to regain public trust in the media

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08 Feb 2021 Time to regain public trust in the media Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley American citizens are not alone in realising that press freedom is under attack. Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Brazilians and Filipinos – to name just a few – are also deeply concerned. They can all learn from PEN America which has put forward… Read more »