WACC partner to provide communications support, training at Pan-Amazon Social Forum

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By Staff on October 25, 2019 The socio-environmental impacts of deforestation, mining and massive infrastructure projects on the Amazon’s peoples, forests and rivers will be among the issues to be discussed at the Pan-Amazon Social Forum, March 22-25. Photo: Sebastien Goldberg/Unsplash Grupo Comunicarte, a longstanding member and partner of WACC will play a central role in organizing the 2020 Pan-Amazon Social… Read more »

WACC names five new laureates for 2019

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By Staff on October 23, 2019 A journalist, a cultural activist, a social communicator, a former WACC director of research, and a social justice activist have been named 2019 Honorary Life Members by WACC’s Board of Directors. Since 1995, WACC has celebrated individuals from around the world who have upheld WACC’s vision, principles and mission of promoting communication rights in order… Read more »

GMMP receives award for advancing role of women in the news

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(L-R) Sarah Macharia, WACC Global gender and communication manager, accepts the Donald H. McGannon Award on behalf of the Global Media Monitoring Project from Sara Fitzgerald, board member of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.  Photo: Courtesy of UCC-OC WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) received the Donald H. McGannon Award  today and its global coordinator, Sarah… Read more »

WACC Board of Directors sets new priorities

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By Staff on October 11, 2019 WACC Board of Directors and staff met in London, UK, Sept. 24-26. Photo: Greg Brekke Raising WACC’s profile as one of the key global players on gender and communication, and supporting critical applications of communication rights in new areas for today’s world, were priorities set by WACC’s newly appointed international Board of Directors at its… Read more »

Multi-faith communicator event to tackle digital disinformation, other themes

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By Staff on October 02, 2019 Photo: Courtesy of Religion Communication Congress  Dr. Clifford Christians, one of the world’s leading scholars on ethics in media, will tackle “Fake News, Rights and Obligations in a Digital World” at the Religion Communication Congress (RCC), March 17-21, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Christians, a research professor of communications emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,… Read more »

WACC launches Many Voices One World initiative

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By Staff on September 27, 2019 Many Voices One World, mvow.org, aims to support vibrant citizen media, democratic communication ecosystems, and open access to information and knowledge.  WACC has launched Many Voices One World –  the new online home for the Centre for Communication Rights – as a multi-media website dedicated to supporting vibrant citizen media, democratic communication ecosystems and open access to… Read more »

Transparency crucial to democracy, says WACC

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By Staff on September 26, 2019 Saturday, Sept. 28, is International Day for Universal Access to Information. Photo: Angelo Moleele/Unsplash  WACC reiterates its commitment to freedom of information, including every citizen’s right to access information they need to participate fully in the democratic process, and to open and diverse media, as it marks the International Day for Universal Access to Information,… Read more »

WACC president urges board, members to ‘get into the trenches again’

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By Staff on September 26, 2019   WACC President Embert Charles at  the Board of Directors meeting in London, Sept. 24-26. Photo: Gregg Brekke President Embert Charles has urged WACC’s new Board of Directors to roll up their sleeves to “reenergise our global movement, regroup and give a stronger voice to the regions.” At this point in its 50-year history, said… Read more »

Solidarity with Dorian victims in the Bahamas

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By Staff on September 25, 2019 ​ Shirley Benemé and her one-year-old daughter Guyana,in a temporary shelter in the Bahamas. They were among those whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. Photo: UNICEF Instagram/© UNICEF/UN0342028/Moreno Gonzalez The following statement was issued by Ary Regis, President of WACC-Caribe, on September 20, 2019. Dear WACC members, Heartfelt greetings.  This hurricane season in the… Read more »

WACC has ‘key role to play’ in addressing global challenges

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By Staff on September 25, 2019 WACC General Secretary Philip Lee delivers his report at the Board of Directors Meeting in London. Photo: Gregg Brekke In a world beset by problems, including a climate emergency, political conflicts, and shrinking democratic space, WACC’s challenge is to “exercise moral leadership by discovering new directions for the values (it) embraces,” says General Secretary Philip… Read more »