On International Human Rights Day, December 10, WACC Global calls attention to the horrendous violence and abuse against journalists.
journalism is the backbone of a well-functioning democracy,” said
Philip Lee, WACC General Secretary. “When the integrity and lives of
journalists are threatened, civil society suffers.”
by StaffPosted December 10, 2019
response to rising xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic,
WACC partner Espacio de Comunicación Insular has launched an awareness
raising campaign on the issue and is developing a guide for ethical and
by StaffPosted December 09, 2019
Twenty-four technicians and broadcasters from 21 community radio stations in Nepal are now able to repair and conduct technical maintenance of broadcasting equipment on their own, thanks to a WACC-supported training conducted by its local partner, Indigenous Community Radio Network (ICRN).
by StaffPosted November 29, 2019
WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher recently took part in a workshop, Data and Digital Intelligence as People’s Resources: Reclaiming Freedom and Control in a Data-based Society, held in Berlin November 23-24.
by StaffPosted November 26, 2019
This year’s last issue of WACC’s quarterly journal, Media Development
takes an in-depth look at the state of the Caribbean’s media and
communications industry and their influence on the region’s
socio-economic and political environments.
by StaffPosted November 22, 2019
In an open letter to the world’s children marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore writes that, “poverty, inequality, discrimination and distance continue to deny millions of children their rights every year, as 15,000 children under 5 still die every day, mostly from treatable diseases and other preventable causes.”
Posted November 20, 2019
One hundred students from four public and one private school in Georgia are now providing weekly broadcast and blogs on issues that matter to them, including human rights, gender equality and bullying, thanks to a WACC-supported project.
by StaffPosted November 19, 2019
In recent years, WACC Global has supported hundreds of communication rights-related projects that have not only been innovative, but have built the leadership skills and media visibility of its partners, and left a positive imprint on marginalized communities around the world.
by StaffPosted November 13, 2019
Women journalists who ethically cover stories about gender-based violence ethically are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC manager for gender and communication.
by StaffPosted November 12, 2019
Women continued to be excluded from peace and political processes, despite a UN resolution adopted nearly two decades ago, which acknowledged that armed conflicts disproportionately affect their health, safety and human rights, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres acknowledged in an open debate October 29.
by StaffPosted November 05, 2019