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WACC urges communicators to raise awareness about refugees, migrants on World Refugee Day

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By Staff on June 20, 2019 Rohingya refugees carry emergency shelter materials and food at Kutupalong Refugee Camp near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, where ACT Alliance members provide humanitarian support. More than 600,000 Rohingya fled government-sanctioned violence in Myanmar in 2017. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day and WACC is calling on communicators to “create greater awareness… Read more »

‘A new way of doing radio’ in Oaxaca and Hidalgo

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  Community radio stations now have a “greater capacity to operate in a context marked by growing threats to freedom of expression, collective rights, and Indigenous rights,” said the organizers of the media training. Photo: Japexunk Investigación y Comunicación para el Desarrollo S.C. Twelve women and 12 men from 10 community and Indigenous radio stations in the states of Oaxaca… Read more »

GMMP findings have global impact and influence

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WHO WE ARE  The World Association for Christian Communication is registered in Canada as a not-for-profit corporation (438311-7) and an incorporated charitable organisation (number 83970 9524 RR0001) with its offices at 308 Main Street, Toronto ON, M4C 4X7. WACC is also a UK Registered Charity (number 296073) and a Company registered in England and Wales (number 2082273) with its Registered Office at 16 Tavistock… Read more »

WACC and World Council of Churches co-sponsor screening of Fe en la Resistencia

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By Staff on June 04, 2019 A scene from Fe en la Resistencia (Faith in the Resistance Movement). Photo: Screenshot from the documentary’s trailer on YouTube WACC and the World Council of Churches (WCC) are hosting the screening of Fe en la Resistencia (Faith in the Resistance Movement), a documentary on the role of churches and faith communities in resisting the… Read more »

‘An inspirational story of grassroots volunteers’

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By Staff on May 30, 2019   GMMP and its concept of global monitoring of women’s images and representation in the news media was “groundbreaking,” says Glory Dharmaraj, U.S. GMMP coordinator and WACC North America president. Photo: Contributed The #MeToo movement has “brought to light some of the gender violence directed against women,” and Glory Dharmaraj wonders whether this would have… Read more »

Students gain awareness, contribute to change via gender & media monitor

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By Staff on May 28, 2019 Claudia Padovani, who has been a Global Media Monitoring Project coordinator since 2000, teaches media and education, and is director of the Interdepartmental Center for Gender Studes at the University of Padova, in Padua, Italy. Photo: Contributed The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has become a “reference point” for Claudia Padovani’s teaching, research and advocacy… Read more »

Media monitor through gender lens: It’s all about the data

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By Staff on May 23, 2019 Hillary Nicholson has been involved with WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project since its inception in 1995. Photo: Contributed  ( This is the second in a series of articles about veteran volunteers for the Global Media Monitoring Project.) For Hillary Nicholson, the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has provided useful data that has helped her organization,… Read more »

WACC renews its governance structure and vision

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By Staff on May 21, 2019   Image: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  New President congratulates outgoing directors and welcomes the new Board WACC’s recently elected global President, Embert Charles, has assumed his role at the head of the organization’s new Board of Directors. The Board will serve a four-year term 2019-2023. The Board will also count on the services of Dr… Read more »