Better the balance in journalism, better the world

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  Young Rohingya refugee women and girls fly kites with their demands and wishes to celebrate International Women’s Day last year at the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: UN Women/Allison Joyce. WACC is urging its members and partners around the world to take part in this year’s International Women’s Day by advocating for gender equality in the news… Read more »

Meeting explores role of civil society in advancing linguistic rights in the Caribbean

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Photo Credit: WACC WACC convened a meeting of its project partners across the Caribbean Feb. 25 to 27 to reflect on challenges and opportunities around communication rights and linguistic diversity, particularly in relation to sustainable development. The meeting in Saint Lucia explored the following questions: What is the role of civil society in advocating for linguistic rights? How can civil… Read more »

All living beings have right to communicate, says WACC honorary life member

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By Staff on February 27, 2019 The Rev. Dr. Young-cheol Cheon is an ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. Photo: Contributed The right to communicate must apply not only to human beings, but all living beings, says the Rev. Dr. Young-cheol Cheon, who was named one of WACC’s 12 honorary life members in 2018. “Communication is the essence of… Read more »

Communication rights must go beyond freedom of expression, says WACC honorary life member

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By Staff on February 22, 2019 Misunderstandings and exclusion are the biggest challenges to communication rights, says Julienne Munyaneza. Photo: Contributed  Acknowledging that “achieving communication rights for all is a long process,” Julienne Munyaneza says WACC’s work remains as important today as when it was founded 50 years ago. Munyaneza, who was named one of WACC’s 12 honorary life members in… Read more »

‘God exists, Her Name is Petrunya’ wins Ecumenical Jury prize

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 God exists, Her Name is Petrunya  is a satire about change, convention, male privilege and a woman’s place in Macedonian society. Photo: Berlin International Film Festival A “modern day parable” about a young Macedonian woman who breaks church and patriarchal traditions has won the Ecumenical Jury prize at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed… Read more »

Guide offers tools on communication, community engagement during disasters

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Raisa Chowdhury/ICCO Cooperation/ACT Alliance Noting that communication is as critical as food, water, shelter and medicine in a humanitarian crisis, the London-based Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network (CDAC) has launched a guide on how to improve people’s access to information and keep them connected during disasters and… Read more »

INTERFILM and SIGNIS pay tribute to Berlinale chief Dieter Kosslick

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By Staff on February 15, 2019  (L-R) Julia Helmke, INTERFILM president; Dieter Kosslick, Berlin International Film Festival director; and Anna Grebe, Ecumenical Jury president. Photo: © Ekko von Schwichow Two international church film and media organizations presented an honorary award to Dieter Kosslick, renowned director of the Berlin International Film Festival, during an ecumenical reception in Berlin February 10. INTERFILM, the… Read more »

Equipping Zimbabwean women, girls with ICT skills to tackle gender issues

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Project to equip women and girls with ICT skills to tackle child marriage, gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Three WACC regional assemblies elect new officers

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Photo: Kyle Glenn/Unsplash WACC Latin America, WACC North America and WACC Africa recently elected new Executive Committee members for their regional associations. During its regional assembly, held electronically for the first time Nov. 24, 2018, WACC Latin America elected the following: Regional President – Leonardo D. Félix (Argentina) Regional Vice President – Nieves Vargas (Peru) Regional Treasurer – Héctor Tecum… Read more »