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 can be involved in “processes that are shaping the development of AI.”
by StaffPosted January 03, 2020
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.
by StaffPosted December 19, 2019
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.
by StaffPosted December 18, 2019
On International Human Rights Day, December 10, WACC Global calls attention to the horrendous violence and abuse against journalists.
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.”
by StaffPosted December 10, 2019
response to rising xenophobia and racism in the Dominican Republic,
WACC partner Espacio de Comunicación Insular has launched an awareness
raising campaign on the issue and is developing a guide for ethical and
by StaffPosted December 09, 2019
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).
by StaffPosted November 29, 2019
WACC Deputy General Secretary Sara Speicher recently took part in a workshop, Data and Digital Intelligence as People’s Resources: Reclaiming Freedom and Control in a Data-based Society, held in Berlin November 23-24.
by StaffPosted November 26, 2019
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.
by StaffPosted November 22, 2019
In an open letter to the world’s children marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore writes that, “poverty, inequality, discrimination and distance continue to deny millions of children their rights every year, as 15,000 children under 5 still die every day, mostly from treatable diseases and other preventable causes.”
Posted November 20, 2019
One hundred students from four public and one private school in Georgia are now providing weekly broadcast and blogs on issues that matter to them, including human rights, gender equality and bullying, thanks to a WACC-supported project.
by StaffPosted November 19, 2019