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Community Network Xchange event to feature WACC partners

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27 Jul 2022 Community Network Xchange event to feature WACC partners Three WACC partners will be among 12 global “Internet Changemakers” who will make presentations at the 6thCommunity Network Xchange (CNX) on Friday, July 29, 10 a.m. (IST).   Members of the community network from Malawi (UmozaNet, the ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM), and Mzuzu University), the Cabecar Women’s Network, and… Read more »

Opportunities for communication rights in the context of Latin America’s ‘Pink Tide’ 2.0

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In Latin America, the “pink tide” governments of the first decade of the 21st Century transformed the movement for communication rights by introducing far reaching media reform legislation. As a second wave of progressive governments are elected, the region has a new opportunity to move towards the democratization of increasingly fragmented and digitized communication ecosystems. Since 2018, with the election… Read more »

No gender justice without freedom of expression, say UN special rapporteur, GMMP coordinator & other experts

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Khan was one of the panelists at Gender Justice: Advancing Pluralism and Free Speech for All, a forum organized July 13 by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media. [Watch video here.] The other panelists were Sarah Macharia, coordinator of WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) and general secretary of the Global… Read more »

‘Gender equality is a cause I’m deeply passionate about,’ says new WACC intern

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Angela Liu (she/they), an incoming fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing Peace, Conflict and Justice, Neuroscience and Political Science at University of Toronto, has recently joined WACC as a summer Communication Intern. Liu said she learned about WACC while attending the community service course organized by the Trudeau Centre of Peace, Conflict and Justice, which has been collaborating with the organization for… Read more »

No climate justice without communication justice, asserts new WACC-CCR book

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“The ‘oxygen of publicity”’ is a vital ingredient of any attempt to tackle the climate emergency and to implement solutions that benefit the whole world,” writes Philip Lee, WACC general secretary and co-editor of Communicating Climate Justice, a new book co-published by WACC’s Centre for Communication Rights and Southbound, an independent scholarly publishing house in Malaysia. Without accessible, affordable, equitable,… Read more »

Trustworthy news or the Greatest Show on Earth?

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27 Jun 2022 Trustworthy news or the Greatest Show on Earth? Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley News fatigue is an age-old phenomenon. Not only do media have a reputation for “moving on” after a catastrophe, but readers, listeners, and viewers have a tendency to get bored. Sadly, extended calamities – the drought in the Horn of Africa,… Read more »

Communicating climate change in Venezuela’s most vulnerable communities

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‘Gender-blind’ reporting hinders fight to end violence against women

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The news media need to reconsider their “run-of-the-mill approach” to reporting on gender-based violence (GBV) if they wish to become part of the solution to this lingering global issue, said Sarah Macharia, WACC programme manager for gender and coordinator of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).  For the most part, “the news media have hindered rather than helped fight gender-based… Read more »

Changing the Narrative Celebrates Final Projects and Graduation

Journalist Training Program on Migrants and Refugees On 9 June 2022, the Africa, Europe, and Middle East regional associations of WACC celebrated the conclusion of their cross-regional journalist training program, Changing the Narrative. The six-month intensive learning and networking opportunity brought together a diverse group of journalists to strengthen coverage of refugees and migrants in media. The journalists proposed stories… Read more »

WACC, WCC launch interactive digital justice campaign page

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Take a quiz to test your knowledge of digital justice. Solve a crossword puzzle based on the theme of digital technology. Or watch a video about how communication can advance social justice in a digital age. As part of its campaign to raise awareness and promote action on building a digital world founded on human dignity, human rights and democratic… Read more »