Digital justice most relevant for those under autocratic rule, says advocate

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10 Sep 2021 Digital justice most relevant for those under autocratic rule, says advocate Digital justice is relevant to everyone in the digital age, yet it is more important to those living under an autocratic government that can use digital technologies for surveillance of civilians, says a Protestant Christian who works in advocacy. Her work involves supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs)… Read more »

Historic symposium will examine communication for social justice in a digital age

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08 Sep 2021 Historic symposium will examine communication for social justice in a digital age An upcoming international symposium, scheduled for 13-15 September, will explore some key questions to help us map a more just digital future, a future that “increasingly calls for deeper reflection and new thinking in philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, and theology,” said World Council of Churches (WCC)… Read more »

Media and communicators, let’s speak out on ‘Digital instruments — Blessing or Curse?’

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07 Sep 2021 Media and communicators, let’s speak out on ‘Digital instruments — Blessing or Curse?’ FRENCH        GERMAN      SPANISH As part of the upcoming International Symposium for Communication for Social Justice in the Digital Age, the special session will offer media and communicators an opportunity to talk about the challenges and frustrations of their daily jobs… Read more »

Burkina Faso project will train citizen reporters to highlight environmental issues

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07 Sep 2021 Burkina Faso project will train citizen reporters to highlight environmental issues WACC has announced its support for a project in Burkina Faso that will strengthen the resilience and capacities of farming communities to climate hazards and disasters.    The project  will include creating a network of journalists and citizen environmental animators, and is being implemented by Réseau Africa… Read more »

Newsrooms without women: The future of journalism in Afghanistan

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06 Sep 2021 Newsrooms without women: The future of journalism in Afghanistan Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Imagine a newsroom without women, where all staff, without exception, are men. Now imagine all newsrooms in an entire nation with men only, across all jobs, from the reporters, to the technicians, to the editing staff and managers. This threatens… Read more »

Mexico: Technological self-reliance at the heart of Indigenous radio project

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30 Aug 2021 Mexico: Technological self-reliance at the heart of Indigenous radio project Six Indigenous community radio stations in Oaxaca, Guerrero and Mexico states will soon be equipped with skills and tools that will help them become technologically self-sufficient, as part of a project co-funded by WACC and US-based NGO Cultural Survival.  Centro de Investigación en Comunicación Comunitaria A.C. (CICC),… Read more »

Nepal project uses community radio to address Indigenous health inequities

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25 Aug 2021 Nepal project uses community radio to address Indigenous health inequities As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, and as new “variants of concern” continue to circulate worldwide, there are heightened concerns that Indigenous communities such as those in Nepal will continue to be disproportionately affected because of their vulnerability and lack of visibility. To help… Read more »

Women still less likely to be quoted as experts in European news

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24 Aug 2021 Women still less likely to be quoted as experts in European news Women’s voices are “still not more visible” across the European media landscape, and if they do get seen, heard, or read about they are still largely in stories that are stereotypically held to be in the private or domestic domain, according to the 6th Global… Read more »

Afghanistan: Is digital communication a blessing or curse?

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23 Aug 2021 Afghanistan: Is digital communication a blessing or curse? Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The swift takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban following the withdrawal of foreign forces has shocked and appalled human rights defenders. It has led to wholesale urgent calls to assist Afghans – particularly women, journalists, and those who have worked for… Read more »

The tie between digital rights and human dignity: why it’s vital for our time

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18 Aug 2021 The tie between digital rights and human dignity: why it’s vital for our time Philip Lee is general secretary of  WACC. In a Q and A first published by the World Council of Churches, he reflects on some of the questions that will be explored during the upcoming international symposium “Communication for Social Justice in the Digital… Read more »