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WACC UK Annual General Meeting 2018

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  The Thirty-first Annual General Meeting of the World Association for Christian Communication registered in England and Wales (WACC-UK) will be held on 25 June 2018 commencing at 10.00 am local time at the General Secretariat of WACC at 308 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario M4C 4X7 Canada. Pursuant to the provisions of the Association’s Articles of Association, only Corporate Members… Read more »

Human Rights Award 2017 goes to Maman Colonelle

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By Staff on April 16, 2018   Still from Maman Colonelle directed by Dieudo Hamadi. Maman Colonelle, directed by Dieudo Hamadi has received the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award 2017. A feature-length documentary, it highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in a war-torn country which is the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the most violent conflict is… Read more »

Spaces of Inclusion: Refugees and migrants and media inclusion

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Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media Due to conflicts and crises in the Middle East, most prominently the ongoing war in Syria, an increasing number of European countries has been faced with the arrival of bigger numbers of refugees and migrants… Read more »

Press for Progress on gender equality in the media

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  International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns step up demands for the respect of women’s basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Press for Progress is the campaign theme for IWD 2018, informed by research evidence of a slowing down and in some cases, a reversal of gains towards gender equality. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, “gender… Read more »

WSIS recognizes WACC’s communication work

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By Staff on February 27, 2018   WACC’s programme of support for communication development projects in partnership with Bread for the World is a WSIS Prizes 2018 Champion. Out of 492 nominated ICT success stories from around the world, following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group of 685 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community, WACC’s Development Initiatives Program was… Read more »

Film depicting need for human rights in Central Africa awarded WACC-SIGNIS prize

The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2016 has been presented to the documentary film Cahier africain by Swiss director Heidi Specogna, who was recognized at an awards ceremony on 19 February in Berlin during the Berlinale film festival. WACC, the World Association for Christian Communication, and SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, recognized the documentary for offering an exemplary human… Read more »

Media Migration Award calls for 2018 entries for reporting on migration

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The Migration Media Award (MMA)is calling for entries until 15 May for the 2018 award, which  recognizes and rewards the journalistic excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of press pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects. The 2018 aware will reward up to 48 published stories resulting from time-intensive, un-sensationalistic, in-depth reporting and contributing to balance the… Read more »

Join WACC in celebrating World Radio Day 2018

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By Staff on February 13, 2018   Community radio broadcasters from the Dominican Republic. Photo: Espacio de Comunicación Insular. WACC calls on radio broadcasters everywhere to help promote gender equality in their work. February 13 is World Radio Day, an opportunity to celebrate radio and radio broadcasters around the world. World Radio Day is promoted by UNESCO. WACC believes that radio… Read more »

2018 – A great time to be part of WACC!

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    In 2018, WACC is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Last year proved more than ever the importance of WACC’s communication work around the world. Through education, research, advocacy and project support aimed at bringing about positive social change, last year the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) spread the call for communication rights further around the world 2017 marked the… Read more »

Evidence-based journalism vs. sleepwalking into censorship

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  Reporters with various forms of “fake news” from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper. Source: Wikipedia. In recent months, public media have come under intense criticism for failing to adhere to an ethic that challenges misinformation and fake news. However, a recent article in WACC’s journal Media Development argued that lies and fabricated or inaccurate stories are the inevitable… Read more »