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‘God exists, Her Name is Petrunya’ wins Ecumenical Jury prize

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 God exists, Her Name is Petrunya  is a satire about change, convention, male privilege and a woman’s place in Macedonian society. Photo: Berlin International Film Festival A “modern day parable” about a young Macedonian woman who breaks church and patriarchal traditions has won the Ecumenical Jury prize at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed… Read more »

Guide offers tools on communication, community engagement during disasters

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Raisa Chowdhury/ICCO Cooperation/ACT Alliance Noting that communication is as critical as food, water, shelter and medicine in a humanitarian crisis, the London-based Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network (CDAC) has launched a guide on how to improve people’s access to information and keep them connected during disasters and… Read more »

Project to equip women and girls with ICT skills to tackle child marriage, gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Equipping Zimbabwean women, girls with ICT skills to tackle gender issues

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Three WACC regional assemblies elect new officers

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Photo: Kyle Glenn/Unsplash WACC Latin America, WACC North America and WACC Africa recently elected new Executive Committee members for their regional associations. During its regional assembly, held electronically for the first time Nov. 24, 2018, WACC Latin America elected the following: Regional President – Leonardo D. Félix (Argentina) Regional Vice President – Nieves Vargas (Peru) Regional Treasurer – Héctor Tecum… Read more »

WACC initiative responds to growing Venezuelan migration to Colombia

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Photo Credit: George Castellanos – Jesuit Refugee Service The World Association of Christian Communication (WACC)  is launching a new communication initiative on the border of Venezuela and Colombia to improve access to information and intercultural dialogue for migrants and their host communities. The initiative, “Entre Parcer@s y Panas[i]: Network of Venezuelan and Colombian Citizen Journalists Advancing Intercultural Dialogue,” will establish… Read more »

WACC appoints Sara Speicher as Deputy General Secretary

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By Staff on January 07, 2019   The Board of Directors of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sara Speicher as Deputy General Secretary. WACC President Dr Samuel Meshack said, “With General Secretary Philip Lee and Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher, we have two leaders who have long been part of the WACC… Read more »

European conference to face challenge of hate speech and fake news

Christian communicators will gather in Helsinki and Stockholm in April 2019 to explore the challenges of hate speech and fake news online. Under the title “What Makes Us So Angry? Hate speech, fake news and communication rights,” the conference from 10-12 April 2019 is being organised by the World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) and the Conference… Read more »

WACC Europe project to address social media hate speech against refugees

The World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) is embarking on a one-year project to identify and promote strategies to counter online hate speech focused on refugees and migrants. “Communication Rights and Refugees in Europe: Breaking Down the Social Media Divides” will explore existing attempts to address hate speech and cultural and political divisions online, particularly in… Read more »

Special meeting of WACC members

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  A Special Meeting of Members of the World Association for Christian Communication will be held on Tuesday 18 December, 2018 commencing at 10:00 EST, for the following purposes: 1. To authorize the corporate restructuring of the Corporation in accordance with the recommended changes submitted to the membership. 2. To authorize Articles of Amendment of the Corporation to make the… Read more »