By journalists for journalists: e-learning toolkit on migration reporting

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To celebrate World Refugee Day 2019, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) released a new e-learning platform for media professionals who want to enhance their work covering migration. The e-Media Toolkit addresses issues such as ethical reporting, how to treat people fairly and with dignity, balancing accuracy, impartiality and humanity, and the importance of providing contextual, balanced information. Developed… Read more »

Chiapas community radio promotes communication rights, Indigenous self-determination

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By Staff on June 25, 2019    Media production participants interview a Chiapas local as part of their training. Photo: Courtesy of Clacpi A WACC-supported project involving an Indigenous community radio in Chiapas, Mexico, has resulted in the production of 12 programmes on topics such as women’s rights, Indigenous rights and heritage, communication rights, land rights, self-determination and the environment. The… Read more »

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 »