Message du Secrétaire general

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29 Mar 2022 Message du Secrétaire general Posted at 12:50h in Archives by Marites (Tess) Sison Chers membres, partenaires et amis de la WACC, Chaleureuses salutations du Secrétariat général de la WACC. Des événements récents ont démontré que les droits à la communication sont essentiels à la vie des gens, à leurs moyens de subsistance, à leur identité et à… Read more »

Mensaje del Secretario General

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29 Mar 2022 Mensaje del Secretario General Posted at 12:43h in Archives by Marites (Tess) Sison Estimados miembros, socios y amigos de la WACC, Saludos cordiales desde la Secretaría General de la WACC. Los acontecimientos recientes han demostrado que los derechos a la comunicación son vitales para la vida, el sustento, la identidad y el sentido de pertenencia a una… Read more »

Put women, girls at centre of post-Covid reconstruction and news

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As countries look ahead to a post-Covid pandemic world and aim to build back better, it is more important than ever to hear and read about women’s perspectives and expertise on all issues in the news media, said participants at a WACC-organized NGO CSW forum held online on March 25. As such, they urged media houses to establish a policy… Read more »

Information access under threat

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21 Mar 2022 Information access under threat Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley A recently released UNESCO report confirms comprehensively what many of us have sensed: the rise of social media and digital communication platforms have created an existential challenge to independent media and journalism. “Journalism is a public good: World trends in freedom of expression and media… Read more »

Laws must change to protect journalists, says NGO CSW forum

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The recent killing of three journalists in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war highlights the importance of protecting and promoting the safety of journalists, particularly female journalists, who are at greater risk of being subjected to gender-based violence, said Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, Chief of UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section. Everyone, including UNESCO, “should do more” to… Read more »

Students draft ‘Readers’ Charter’ to address disinformation

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Students of the Department Christliche Publizistik (Christian Communication) at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, have drafted a “Readers’ Charter” as part of their online course, Entertaining Angels Unawares – Forced Displacement and Migration in the Media. The course, held November 2021 to February 2022, was a joint project with WACC and the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR). The charter included suggestions… Read more »

International Women’s Day: WACC, WCC pledge to #BreaktheBias

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On March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) hosted a gender and media roundtable which concluded with joint message to #BreaktheBias. Participants in the roundtable held online considered the role of media in a world striving for gender equality and how collaborative education and advocacy can lead… Read more »

News media and disinformation in an unpredictable world

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07 Mar 2022 News media and disinformation in an unpredictable world Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The 50th anniversary celebrations of NGO CSW/NY, which organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  commence this month. The civil society forum is the central stage for global advocacy to promote women’s empowerment,… Read more »

WACC statement: War on Ukraine and media crackdown in Russia

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The war on Ukraine is a tragedy. It is matched by a war on trust as disinformation and lies are used to silence ordinary Russians. Despite the horrific situation, WACC urges independent media outlets in Russia and Ukraine to do whatever they can to keep people fully informed and on organizations and individuals outside Russia to share the news and… Read more »

2021 Annual Report stresses WACC’s crucial role in digital age

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In its 2021 Annual Report, Social Justice in an Age of Uncertainty, WACC General Secretary Philip Lee underscores WACC’s critical role in “strengthening the voices of people who are at risk of being excluded from genuine social progress.” In his message, Lee notes that, “The exclusion of large numbers of people North and South from democratic political processes because they… Read more »