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Colombia is one of 20 countries most at risk from suffering the disastrous effects of climate change. Several factors contribute to environmental degradation and consequently, undermine livelihoods. These include the increasing number of open-pit mining projects, the possibility that fracking may become a widely used practice,...

How should civil society engage with the challenges and opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? WACC Global’s No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, Civil Society and Artificial Intelligence identifies several ways in which citizen groups, NGOs, charities, foundations, media, labour unions and faith-based groups who make up civil society...

WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher recently presented a workshop on “Upholding Human Rights and Social Justice in the Digital Age” during the 50th anniversary international conference of the Catholic Media Council (CAMECO) held in Aachen, Germany. The conference, Communicating From and With the Margins, was held November...

In a country such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has “a strong patriarchal tradition and dominant stereotypes about women,” Abida Pehlic can’t emphasize enough how important the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has been since her organization, Novi Put, joined the research in 2015. “Women are generally perceived as...

On International Human Rights Day, December 10, WACC Global calls attention to the horrendous violence and abuse against journalists. “Investigative 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.” About 500...

Some 25,000 government, private sector, scientific community, and civil society representatives from over 200 countries are currently attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. It is increasingly clear that climate change is no longer a future problem –  the past five years have been the...

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). ICRN is an umbrella organization...

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. The issue’s theme, Communication pirates of the Caribbean, which references the popular...