WACC initiative responds to growing Venezuelan migration to Colombia

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Photo Credit: George Castellanos – Jesuit Refugee Service The World Association of Christian Communication (WACC)  is launching a new communication initiative on the border of Venezuela and Colombia to improve access to information and intercultural dialogue for migrants and their host communities. The initiative, “Entre Parcer@s y Panas[i]: Network of Venezuelan and Colombian Citizen Journalists Advancing Intercultural Dialogue,” will establish… Read more »

WACC appoints Sara Speicher as Deputy General Secretary

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By Staff on January 07, 2019   The Board of Directors of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sara Speicher as Deputy General Secretary. WACC President Dr Samuel Meshack said, “With General Secretary Philip Lee and Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher, we have two leaders who have long been part of the WACC… Read more »

European conference to face challenge of hate speech and fake news

Christian communicators will gather in Helsinki and Stockholm in April 2019 to explore the challenges of hate speech and fake news online. Under the title “What Makes Us So Angry? Hate speech, fake news and communication rights,” the conference from 10-12 April 2019 is being organised by the World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) and the Conference… Read more »

WACC Europe project to address social media hate speech against refugees

The World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region (WACC Europe) is embarking on a one-year project to identify and promote strategies to counter online hate speech focused on refugees and migrants. “Communication Rights and Refugees in Europe: Breaking Down the Social Media Divides” will explore existing attempts to address hate speech and cultural and political divisions online, particularly in… Read more »

Special meeting of WACC members

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  A Special Meeting of Members of the World Association for Christian Communication will be held on Tuesday 18 December, 2018 commencing at 10:00 EST, for the following purposes: 1. To authorize the corporate restructuring of the Corporation in accordance with the recommended changes submitted to the membership. 2. To authorize Articles of Amendment of the Corporation to make the… Read more »

ACT Alliance reaffirms commitment to gender justice

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By Staff on November 02, 2018   WACC is a member of the ACT Alliance. The ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance celebrated its 3rd General Assembly between October 29 and November 1 in Uppsala, Sweden. Hosted by the Church of Sweden, this gathering provided an opportunity for representatives of the 140 ACT Alliance members around the world to engage in… Read more »

Digital inclusion and community voices in humanitarian work

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By Staff on July 17, 2018   Humanitarian aid workers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: CDAC. “Digital inclusion and community voices: Stepping over the humanitarian-development divide” was the theme of the “Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities” (CDAC) Network Global Forum held 31 May to 1 June, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. As the CDAC Network reported, “The resounding sentiment in the room… Read more »

Communication researchers highlight sustainability

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  A view of the city of Eugene, Oregon, USA, host to the 2018 International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference. WACC participated in the 2018 International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, United States, June 20-24, 2018. The theme is “Reimaging Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in… Read more »

WACC proudly names 12 new Honorary Life Members

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By Staff on June 22, 2018   The twelve new Honorary Life Members. WACC’s Board of Directors is celebrating a dozen individuals whose lives are dedicated to advancing communication rights. Since 1995, WACC has publicly recognised the work of communicators who have upheld its principles and values while working for greater social justice. WACC’s 50th anniversary was an occasion to recognize… Read more »

Notice of WACC Canada Meeting of Members

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  On behalf of the President and the Officers of the World Association for Christian Communication, Notice is hereby given of the Meeting of Members of WACC Canada, which will take place on Monday, 25 June 2018 at 1030 am EDT. The Meeting of Members will review documents related to 2017. The Agenda will be as follows: Introduction by the… Read more »