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,...
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Last year the South African president elevated the epidemic of violence against women to national crisis level following pressure from activists, promising to put in place a public national register of offenders, a review of cold cases and harsher penalties for perpetrators.
WACC is supporting a project in India that will help civil society sectors understand and address policy issues around digital rights, which have been greatly affected during the Covid-19 pandemic. The use by many governments of monitoring tools in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has raised...
WACC Global is taking part in a campaign across Africa to promote family farming and its essential role in supporting food security and sustainable development.
Yenkasa Africa, a regional communication for development and rural development sharing platform facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Farm Radio International,...
WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is featured in the newly-published International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication (IEGMC), a major reference book that explores various aspects and impacts of how gender is represented in the world’s media.
The IEGMC discusses “the many and myriad ways in which gender matters in our heavily mediated and mediatized...
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No apologies for quoting at length from “The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid
” by Michelle García (The Nation, 17 June 2020).
While praising the public service ethic of many media outlets, whose coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has been exemplary, she notes an apparent reticence or inability to delve in depth into its impact on the most marginalized. She also questions media preparedness for the greater crisis to follow: