Author Archives: WACC Europe

Gender representation project launches campaign page

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By Staff on May 08, 2019 Preparations are underway for the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the largest and longest-running research and advocacy initiative on gender equality in the world’s news media. WACC, which coordinates the GMMP, has launched a campaign page designed to engage supporters worldwide and encourage them to spread the word about GMMP 2020 in their networks…. Read more »

Human Rights Award 2018 goes to Eldorado

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By Staff on May 06, 2019 Still from the documentary Eldorado directed by Markus Imhoof. Eldorado directed by Markus Imhoof (Switzerland) has received the WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2018. Throughout the world today, there are unprecedented levels of displacement caused by civil conflict and natural disasters. The theme of migrants, refugees and displaced people has become daily fare in much coverage by… Read more »

WACC Europe launches survey on social media hate speech against refugees and migrants

The World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) is seeking experiences and case studies in dealing with hate speech on social media targeting refugees and migrants. The one-year project – “Refugees and communications rights in Europe: breaking down the social media divides” – aims at understanding which strategies and tools work best to address hate speech on… Read more »

European media a ‘double-edged sword’ when reporting on migrants, refugees

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  Syrian refugees appeal for help behind wire fence erected by Hungarian authorities to stem the flow of refugees at Keleti railway station in Budapest in 2015. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov/Wikimedia Commons Forced displacements and migration have become “inescapable” in today’s world and media must not only find responsible ways of reporting about these issues, but also help “guarantee future coexistence in… Read more »

WACC urges global support for press freedom

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By Staff on May 03, 2019   A group of men scrutinize a newspaper in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is being held. Photo:Terje Skjderdal/Wikimedia Commons Today, May 3, is World Press Freedom Day, and WACC is calling on all individuals to support and promote independent and diverse media. WACC also urges all governments to… Read more »

Embert Charles named new WACC President

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By Staff on May 02, 2019   Embert Charles is from the island nation of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. Photo: Embert Charles. WACC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Embert Charles, an experienced communication and media specialist from Saint Lucia, West Indies, as its global President 2019-23. Charles has over 35 years active membership in the… Read more »

GMMP logo gets a makeover

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By Staff on May 01, 2019       The new logo of the Gender Media Monitoring Project has been refreshed for the upcoming 2020 campaign. Image: Saskia Rowley The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) logo – with figures of a woman reading the news from a desktop computer and a man reading a newspaper while perched on a globe – has… Read more »

Help make GMMP 2020 a success: Give today!

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By Staff on April 30, 2019 Will you help make the 2020 Global Media Monitoring (GMMP) possible? Please consider donating to the GMMP’s campaign via Fundly, a crowdfunding site for online fundraising. The GMMP campaign has set a goal of raising $500,000 by December 2020. “If just 50,000 people worldwide are able to contribute $10, GMMP 2020 is guaranteed success,” said… Read more »

Manila-based NGO tackles fake news, cyberbullying

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By Staff on April 24, 2019 Yvonne Chua, journalist/educator and co-founder of Vera Files, discusses the issue of “fake news.” Photo: CFA The Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA), a WACC partner, held a forum and talkathon on fake news, cyberbullying and other issues affecting social media April 10 in Sta. Mesa, Manila. The project, undertaken with support from WACC, was aimed… Read more »

WACC 2018 report highlights past accomplishments, future challenges

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By Staff on April 23, 2019 The cover image of WACC’s 2018 Annual Report. A boy takes a selfie on a mobile phone as people gather around a fire inside a refugee processing center in the Serbian village of Presevo, not far from the Macedonian border. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants — including children —  flowed through Serbia in… Read more »