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Nyon (Switzerland) 2020

At the 51st Festival Visions du réel Nyon (April 17 – May 2, 2020), the interreligious watched and discussed the 14 films of the competition for long films due the Covid-19 situation online and awarded its Prize of CHF 5’000, donated by the Swiss Catholic Church, the Reformed Churches in the French-speaking part Switzerland (CER) and its Media Department Média-pro, and the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, to the film Off the Road / Fuera del camino directed by von José Permar (Mexico/USA 2020).

There is nothing new about hate speech. What has changed is the mode of delivery. In Nazi Germany, it was state-controlled newspapers and radio. At the time of the genocide in Rwanda, it was a radio station run by the Hutu government. Today, it is social media, until recently largely unregulated.

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,...

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,...