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Civil society advocates are concerned that governments, security services, and Big Tech may misuse digital technologies to suppress, control, and profit from ordinary people, says Philip Lee, Media Development editor, in the 1/2024 issue of WACC’s quarterly journal.The authors in “Towards Democratic Governance of Digital...

Videos of Elon Musk promoting dubious investments. Popular news anchors advertising all manner of products. Seemingly plausible news articles bearing bylines of known journalists. Welcome to the world of AI-enabled misinformation and disinformation that has rapidly spiraled into the new normal. Over 11,000 business leaders in 113...

An entrenched digital colonialism is shrinking public space and violating communication rights. The global ecumenical movement is called to respond with digital justice, WACC General Secretary Philip Lee told communicators from the Council for World Mission (CWM) gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 16–18 January. Our...

At a recent workshop on digital gender justice organized by WACC and the World Council of Churches (WCC), Lucina Di Meco, co-founder of #ShePersisted, shared research on gendered disinformation and online abuse against women in politics.She also shared suggestions for action during her presentation, as...

A dynamic cohort of young church leaders have committed to tackling tech-facilitated gender-based violence following a digital gender-justice workshop led by staff from WACC and the World Council of Churches on December 11–14 at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey (Switzerland). Technology-facilitated gender-based violence, or TFGBV, is...

A workshop being held 11–14 December is engaging young church leaders in preventing gender inequities and advocating for gender justice in social media and other online spaces. Together, participants in the event “Taking Action Against Online Sexual and Gender-Based Violence” will review community standards on social...