WACC World Association for Christian Communication

Upcomming Congress: Communication is Peace, in Cape Town, South Africa, October 6-10, 2008. Communicators, journalists, and media activists committed to using the media to prevent conflict, advance democracy, and promote a culture of peace are invited to participate in Congress 2008. The five-day event scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa in October 2008 will focus on:

  • Communication rights;
  • Media and gender justice;
  • Power, conflict and peace: Telling the story;
  • New communication and information technologies and peace.

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Mission: WACC promotes communication for social change. It believes that communication is a basic human right that defines people’s common humanity, strengthens cultures, enables participation, creates community and challenges tyranny and oppression. WACC’s key concerns are media diversity, equal and affordable access to communication and knowledge, media and gender justice, and the relationship between communication and power. It tackles these through advocacy, education, training, and the creation and sharing of knowledge. WACC’s worldwide membership works with faith-based and secular partners at grassroots, regional and global levels, giving preference to the needs of the poor, marginalised and dispossessed. Being WACC means ‘taking sides’. (full text).

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