Category Archives: News

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 »

Human rights NGO publishes communicator’s guide to Argentina’s memory, truth and justice process

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  Gisela Cardozo, president of Asamblea Permanente de Derechos Humanos, at the launch of the guide, Memory, Truth and Justice, Communication Tools From a Human Rights Perspective. Photo: APDH  A human rights NGO has published a guide for reporting on Argentina’s memory, truth and justice process amid “alarming” efforts  to deny or downplay abuses committed during the country’s military dictatorship…. Read more »

WACC Europe elects new Regional Executive Committee

WACC Europe has elected a new Regional Executive Committee (REC) during its once-every-four-years Assembly, held as part of as joint seminar organised with the Conference of European Churches from 10-12 April in Helsinki and Stockholm and on board the M/S Gabriella. Stephen Brown, a communications consultant originally from the UK and based in France, who works with the World Council… Read more »

Shrinking public spaces compound challenges posed by digital era

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Digital technology has created “new risks and ethical dilemmas that affect human rights,” says WACC General Secretary Philip Lee during a gathering of Christian communicators in Helsinki April 10.  Truth, human dignity and non-violence are three universal principles that ought to “shape and define communication rights in a divided world,” said WACC General Secretary  Philip Lee. While there are no… Read more »

WACC must discern its role in addressing ‘weaponization of information’

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By Staff on April 05, 2019 WACC honorary member Dennis Smith says social media platforms have become an essential part of the communication infrastructure that they are “essentially, public utilities and therefore, must be held accountable.  Photo: Contributed Information manipulation or the so-called “weaponization of social media” has been the subject of many discussions and studies in recent years. Even military… Read more »