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Malawi: Bridging the connectivity gap via Community Networks

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16 Nov 2021 Malawi: Bridging the connectivity gap via Community Networks WACC is supporting a new project in Malawi that aims to contribute to a conducive policy and regulatory environment for establishing and developing Community Networks to help address the connectivity gap in the country.   Only 13.1% of Malawi’s population of 17.1 million have access to the Internet, one of… Read more »

Raising the bar in climate change communication #COP26

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15 Nov 2021 Raising the bar in climate change communication #COP26 Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Thanks to the just-concluded UN climate summit COP26 (Glasgow, 31 Oct-12 November), conditions were just right to see climate change communication at its best, or worst. Over the two-week period, news media worldwide were presented with opportunities to grow or muddy their audiences’… Read more »

Open call for IAMCR ambassadors

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09 Nov 2021 Open call for IAMCR ambassadors Posted at 10:01h in Communication Rights by Marites (Tess) Sison The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites its members to become IAMCR Ambassadors for their country or region for a period of three years. IAMCR members can apply to become an IAMCR faculty ambassador or to become an IAMCR… Read more »

YWCA-Palestine to offer digital skills training in WACC-supported project

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08 Nov 2021 YWCA-Palestine to offer digital skills training in WACC-supported project About 40 young Palestinian women in the Aqbet Jaber refugee camp, located on the edge of Jericho, and Jazalone refugee camp, north of Ramallah, will be trained on the safe use of social media and provided with skills that will allow them to use digital platforms to defend… Read more »

Project makes a difference in Venezuelan migrants’ lives

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03 Nov 2021 Project makes a difference in Venezuelan migrants’ lives Posted at 18:25h in Uncategorised by Marites (Tess) Sison Venezuelan migrants, who already face economic difficulties resulting from their migration to neighbouring countries like Colombia, are also experiencing a host of health issues, according to a study conducted by WACC partners Grupo Comunicarte, Fundacion Comunicacion Positiva and Fe Y Alegreria Venezuela… Read more »

In difficult times, WACC expresses its solidarity with CIESPAL

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02 Nov 2021 In difficult times, WACC expresses its solidarity with CIESPAL WACC is dismayed to learn that its long-time partner CIESPAL, Ecuador, is facing enormous difficulties that are threatening its very survival. The history of social communications in Latin America would be incomplete if it omitted the extraordinary and far-reaching work of CIESPAL – the International Centre for Advanced… Read more »

Guatemala: Reclaiming Mayan knowledge to address climate change

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01 Nov 2021 Guatemala: Reclaiming Mayan knowledge to address climate change WACC is supporting a project in Guatemala that seeks to document and popularize ancestral Mayan ecological knowledge for climate change resilience and mitigation. Guatemala, which has been experiencing extreme weather conditions ranging from severe droughts to devastating floods, has been ranked among countries most vulnerable to climate change and… Read more »

A wake up call to the spectre of “anti-woke” news

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01 Nov 2021 A wake up call to the spectre of “anti-woke” news Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley There is widespread dismay at the spectre of former US President Donald Trump setting up his own social media app provocatively named TRUTH. A press release dated 20 October 2021 announced a merger between Trump Media & Technology Group… Read more »

Climate Justice resources in English

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30 Oct 2021 Climate Justice resources in English Posted at 12:37h in Uncategorised by Saskia Rowley 1. Up in smoke? Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human developmentInternational Institute for Environment and Development (2004)“This report represents an unprecedented coming together of leading environmental and development organisations with decades of experience working with poor communities across… Read more »

Global video marathon to highlight climate crisis impact, demand action

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29 Oct 2021 Global video marathon to highlight climate crisis impact, demand action On November 5, 2021 WACC will join hundreds of organizations around the world in a 24-hour Video Marathon, Hands Off our Rights, Hands off our Planet!, which will take place during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The climate summit will be held October 31… Read more »