Indigenous media suffer from lack of funding, representation

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30 Apr 2021 Indigenous media suffer from lack of funding, representation Indigenous media practitioners on April 29 underscored the need to galvanize a movement that would ensure that Indigenous peoples worldwide can exercise their right to “establish their own media and have access to all forms of non-Indigenous media without discrimination” as stated in Article 16 of the UN Declaration… Read more »

WACC launches virtual resource hub for inclusive, ethical migration reporting

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29 Apr 2021 WACC launches virtual resource hub for inclusive, ethical migration reporting The number of people who live in a country other than the one in which they were born is growing. “While many individuals migrate out of choice, many others migrate out of necessity,” according to the UN, which put the number of migrants globally at about 272… Read more »

Indigenous Peoples share ecological knowledge in WACC-supported documentaries

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27 Apr 2021 Indigenous Peoples share ecological knowledge in WACC-supported documentaries Posted at 10:00h in News by Marites (Tess) Sison “This is broom grass. This is one of the holy plants for bonpo (shamans),” says a Tamang Indigenous bonpo speaking in his own peoples’ language, as he points to a lush plant with large, narrow green leaves that taper to… Read more »

WACC strengthens migrants’ community radio network in Colombia

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23 Apr 2021 WACC strengthens migrants’ community radio network in Colombia In light of the many health and economic challenges affecting migrants everywhere, WACC is proud to announce its continued support for a network of community radio stations working to meet the information and communication needs of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. Venezuelan migration represents the biggest humanitarian crisis in the… Read more »

Global tax reforms and communication rights

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19 Apr 2021 Global tax reforms and communication rights Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley Do current shifts in economic thinking represent an opportunity for communication rights? On April 5th, United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen issued a call for a global corporate tax rate, a major shift from the neoliberal consensus that has governed the… Read more »

Media narratives shape public attitudes towards migrants, says WACC panel

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09 Apr 2021 Media narratives shape public attitudes towards migrants, says WACC panel Migrants are struggling to have their voices heard, whether in Europe –  where far-right populist parties are stoking a backlash against migration—  or in Asia, Africa and South America, where they face growing xenophobia and negative portrayal in the news media,  WACC panelists told an online discussion… Read more »

WACC leaders urge faith communicators to champion gender equality in the news

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09 Apr 2021 WACC leaders urge faith communicators to champion gender equality in the news WACC leaders on April 8 urged the 2021  Religion Communicators Convention (RCC) to pick up the findings of the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) and assess their own communication channels to determine whether they are contributing to the continued invisibility of women and gender… Read more »

WACC partner launches social media campaign to promote digital literacy in Gaza Strip

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07 Apr 2021 WACC partner launches social media campaign to promote digital literacy in Gaza Strip For three straight days in December 2020, women and girls in the Gaza Strip were given pointers and reminders about safe browsing on digital platforms, including how they can protect themselves and their data through a social media campaign launched by the Community Media… Read more »

Trust is a two-way street

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05 Apr 2021 Trust is a two-way street Posted at 00:00h in Comment by Saskia Rowley The theme of WACC’s annual report for 2020 is “Truthful Voices Matter”. What appears to be self-evident reflects a growing perception that public interest media need to rebuild trust in their news content and opinions: by demonstrating impartiality, balance, and transparency. Why is trust… Read more »

WACC, WCC to host ‘Communication for Social Justice in the Digital Age’ symposium

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30 Mar 2021 WACC, WCC to host ‘Communication for Social Justice in the Digital Age’ symposium “Communication for Social Justice in the Digital Age,” an international symposium jointly hosted by WACC and the World Council of Churches (WCC), will offer a chance to explore new visions for digital justice, public space, and actions that will make a difference. Scheduled September… Read more »