Towards a charter on media reporting about refugees

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As increasing numbers of people are seeking refuge in Europe, what can be done to promote the rights of refugees to speak on their own behalf, to uphold good journalistic practices in reporting on refugees and migrants, and to raise the visibility of refugee voices and networks? These questions are at the centre of the Refugees Reporting project, launched by… Read more »

It’s the quality that matters. On the representation of refugees in the media

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Over the past two years, with higher numbers of people arriving on the coasts of Italy and Greece, European media attention suddenly turned to the issue of refugees and migrants. We witnessed a spike in the number of articles, reportages and multimedia material covering the topic. While the importance of focusing the attention on this cannot be overstated, the quality… Read more »

WACC Global Members meeting

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You have received WACC Global email from Toronto where is procedure how to vote different ways during WACC members meeting in May 29, 2015. WACC members, check your spam folder, if you haven’t noticed such an email. WACC Europe hopes as many as possible are able to use their right to vote. Corporate members are able to vote, personal members are able… Read more »

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses – NYTimes.com

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses – NYTimes.com. “It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., a company based in Chicago, said in an interview. “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated,… Read more »

New toolkit for journalists reporting on gender and human rights issues

Internews, the international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, has published an important new toolkit. Called Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues, it is aimed at helping journalists and other content creators learn the basics of reporting on women’s and other… Read more »

Lastenkirkko

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Online church for kids! (in Finnish) The Virtual Children’s Church is an interactive service provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and is destined to acquaint children from 6 to 12 years with the essentials of Christian faith. Opened in January 2009, the service now counts more than 17 000 registered users and has over 2500 daily visitors. You… Read more »