WACC to host panel on migrants at DW Global Media Forum

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By Staff on May 21, 2019 WACC will be featured in the highly-anticipated DW Global Media Forum scheduled May 27-28 in Bonn, Germany. More than 2,000 media professionals, policymakers, and movers from politics and civil society, culture and education, business and science – representing 140 countries –  are expected to attend the conference. The theme, “Shifting powers,” will explore “the impact… Read more »

GMMP: ‘Real-world research, with real-world impact’

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By Staff on May 16, 2019   Karen Ross is GMMP regional coordinator for Europe. Photo: Contributed Every five years since 1995, the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has counted on hundreds of volunteers around the world to take a “snapshot” of their country’s media to see how men and women are portrayed and represented in the news. Organized by WACC,… Read more »

WACC announces new board of directors

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By Staff on May 16, 2019   Following the election of Embert Charles as WACC President and Stephen Brown as WACC Treasurer, a new Board of Directors has been appointed commencing June 1, 2019 for a four-year term. “I am very much looking forward to working with the new Board, whose collective experience and skills will help WACC steer a firm… Read more »

‘Missing SDG’ is theme of latest Media Development journal

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By Staff on May 15, 2019   The 1/2019 issue of Media Development  goes in search of the missing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) that “underpins all the other SDGs.” What’s been missing? Goal 18, Communication for All, argues the editorial and the essay, Shrinking Civic Space and Sustainable Development. In 2014, an Open Working Group of government representatives created to identify… Read more »

Board names Stephen Brown WACC treasurer

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Stephen Brown will serve another term as treasurer of WACC. WACC’s Board of Directors named Brown as treasurer from 2019 to 2023. He served in the same capacity from 2015-2019. “WACC plays a vital role in promoting social justice based on everyone’s right to communicate openly and democratically about decisions and events that affect their lives,” said Brown, reacting to… Read more »

Participate in survey on social media hate speech

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The World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) is seeking experiences and case studies in dealing with hate speech on social media targeting refugees and migrants. The one-year project – “Refugees and communications rights in Europe: breaking down the social media divides” – aims at understanding which strategies and tools work best to address hate speech on… Read more »

Embert Charles to deliver talk on Saint Lucia’s traditions, Kwéyòl language

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By Staff on May 08, 2019 Jounen Kwéyòl  (Creole Day), celebrated at the end of October, is one of the most popular cultural festivals in Saint Lucia. Photo: @wavemakerphotos/Instagram Embert Charles, WACC president-elect, is scheduled to deliver a talk on the Kwéyòl language on Thursday, May 9, in Toronto. Charles was invited by York University in his capacity as chairperson of the… Read more »

Gender representation project launches campaign page

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By Staff on May 08, 2019 Preparations are underway for the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the largest and longest-running research and advocacy initiative on gender equality in the world’s news media. WACC, which coordinates the GMMP, has launched a campaign page designed to engage supporters worldwide and encourage them to spread the word about GMMP 2020 in their networks…. Read more »

Human Rights Award 2018 goes to Eldorado

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By Staff on May 06, 2019 Still from the documentary Eldorado directed by Markus Imhoof. Eldorado directed by Markus Imhoof (Switzerland) has received the WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2018. Throughout the world today, there are unprecedented levels of displacement caused by civil conflict and natural disasters. The theme of migrants, refugees and displaced people has become daily fare in much coverage by… Read more »

WACC Europe launches survey on social media hate speech against refugees and migrants

The World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) is seeking experiences and case studies in dealing with hate speech on social media targeting refugees and migrants. The one-year project – “Refugees and communications rights in Europe: breaking down the social media divides” – aims at understanding which strategies and tools work best to address hate speech on… Read more »