No climate justice without communication justice, asserts new WACC-CCR book

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“The ‘oxygen of publicity”’ is a vital ingredient of any attempt to tackle the climate emergency and to implement solutions that benefit the whole world,” writes Philip Lee, WACC general secretary and co-editor of Communicating Climate Justice, a new book co-published by WACC’s Centre for Communication Rights and Southbound, an independent scholarly publishing house in Malaysia. Without accessible, affordable, equitable,… Read more »

Trustworthy news or the Greatest Show on Earth?

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27 Jun 2022 Trustworthy news or the Greatest Show on Earth? Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley News fatigue is an age-old phenomenon. Not only do media have a reputation for “moving on” after a catastrophe, but readers, listeners, and viewers have a tendency to get bored. Sadly, extended calamities – the drought in the Horn of Africa,… Read more »

Communicating climate change in Venezuela’s most vulnerable communities

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‘Gender-blind’ reporting hinders fight to end violence against women

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The news media need to reconsider their “run-of-the-mill approach” to reporting on gender-based violence (GBV) if they wish to become part of the solution to this lingering global issue, said Sarah Macharia, WACC programme manager for gender and coordinator of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).  For the most part, “the news media have hindered rather than helped fight gender-based… Read more »

Changing the Narrative Celebrates Final Projects and Graduation

Journalist Training Program on Migrants and Refugees On 9 June 2022, the Africa, Europe, and Middle East regional associations of WACC celebrated the conclusion of their cross-regional journalist training program, Changing the Narrative. The six-month intensive learning and networking opportunity brought together a diverse group of journalists to strengthen coverage of refugees and migrants in media. The journalists proposed stories… Read more »

WACC, WCC launch interactive digital justice campaign page

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Take a quiz to test your knowledge of digital justice. Solve a crossword puzzle based on the theme of digital technology. Or watch a video about how communication can advance social justice in a digital age. As part of its campaign to raise awareness and promote action on building a digital world founded on human dignity, human rights and democratic… Read more »

Project enhances broadcasting capacity of Indigenous community radio in Honduras, Guatemala

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Seventy-one Indigenous communicators from 17 community radio stations in Honduras and Guatemala have received extensive training on how to develop new content about issues affecting remote communities as part of a project supported by WACC and Cultural Survival, a US-based NGO.  The project also provided specialized training to 32 participants (15 women, 17 men) who became members of a network… Read more »

Summer job opportunity available for students

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14 Jun 2022 Summer job opportunity available for students Posted at 16:18h in Uncategorised by Marites (Tess) Sison The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is a non-governmental organisation that  builds on communication rights in order to promote social justice. We believe that everyone has the right  to communicate and to be in communication, in the same way that they… Read more »

Why a gender lens in news coverage of violent crime is paramount

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13 Jun 2022 Why a gender lens in news coverage of violent crime is paramount Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Whether inroads are made to reducing violent crime depends to an extent on the media. On 24 May 2022 another massacre of children in a school took place in America, this time in Uvalde, Texas (1), Russia’s… Read more »

WACC celebrates achievements of participants in cross-regional migration reporting programme

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09 Jun 2022 WACC celebrates achievements of participants in cross-regional migration reporting programme A podcast series focused on migrant women workers in Lebanon having a conversation among themselves about their hopes and experiences, a multi-media package of stories on refugees pursuing higher education through a scholarship program in Italy, and audio interviews with enterprising women refugees in Cameroon were but… Read more »