Digital communication is growing rapidly, and the opportunities – and challenges – it poses are becoming all the more apparent.
The use of digital platforms must occur within a framework of communication rights that help generate genuine opportunities for free and informed participation to promote true sustainable development. Fundamental rights will not prevail on their own or through voluntary commitments by corporations. The broad support and joint commitment of civil society, including churches and faith communities, political actors, science, and business, is needed to guarantee and protect civil rights in the digital age and make the digital space usable for the common good.
With the World Council of Churches and other partners, WACC co-organized the international symposium on “Communication for Social Justice in a Digital Age” in September 2021 to reflect and to share visions of a future in which technologies are placed at the service of people rather than governments or corporations.
Together with our partners we are committed to “digital justice” – policies and actions at all levels founded on human dignity, human rights and democratic principles.
Join us – learn more about the principles of digital justice, and help us build an informed and active network of individuals and organisations committed to applying communication rights online.