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Thirteen global and regional religious organizations and church-backed groups, including the European Region of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC Europe), have urged the European Union to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to more than 12,000 refugees and migrants displaced by the Lesbos migrant camp...

Months-long Covid-19 lockdowns in Colombia have resulted in “an increase in xenophobia and rejection of the migrant,” according to WACC Global partners who are providing Venezuelan migrants and host communities with access to relevant information and communication platforms.  It is crucial now more than ever, to raise awareness about the plight of migrants...

Sohailia Saywack, a recent graduate of Western University’s MA sociology program and current Master of Global Affairs candidate at the University of Toronto, has joined WACC as an international development intern.   “WACC Global’s mission of promoting communication as a basic human right resonated with my desire to be a part...

The new issue of WACC ‘s quarterly journal, Media Development, highlights the role of public communication, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, lessons learned from various responses, and the challenges ahead.  The pandemic highlighted many issues, including the importance of accurate and timely information in saving lives, and the importance of local languages, writes WACC General Secretary Philip Lee in his editorial.  “Responding...

A pilot project that mobilized Kenyan community media to better understand local political processes has, in turn, helped increase civic participation, awareness and transparency on how budgets are spent in eight counties across the country.    The Catholic Media Council (CAMECO), with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supported...

The theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 is “Covid-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience”.  WACC is strengthening the communication outreach of Indigenous communities in order to bring about greater preparedness and resilience in the event of further outbreaks.  While the exact origins of Covid-19 have not yet been confirmed,...