World Association for Christian Communication

The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is a non-governmental organisation that builds on communication rights in order to promote social justice. WACC believes that everyone has the right to communicate and to be in communication, in the same way that they have the right to food, shelter and security. In strategic alliances, it aims to be a catalyst for change for the common good, sharing information, knowledge and experience in the field of communication. WACC has members in 120 countries. Working with them at local, national and regional levels, they address communication needs, strengthen capacities, advocate for communication rights, and tackle ongoing challenges such as the need for gender-sensitive reporting, peace-building, and participatory communication for development. In 2013, WACC supported APC for the production of “The Status of Critical Communication Rights 10 years After WSIS - Documenting Civil Society Perceptions to Influence Policy Agendas”. In 2015, APC contributed to WACC's 2015 Global Media Monitoring Project report.

Free, prior and informed consent: Accountability, environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples in the information society
Free, prior and informed consent: Accountability, environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples in the information society 22 April 2024 shawna finnegan

In honour of Earth Day 2024, we are launching the first report from the GISWatch 2024 Special Edition: "Free, prior and informed consent: Accountability, environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples in the information society".

Announcing GISWatch 2024 Special Edition: Reclaiming a people-centred information society through WSIS+20
Announcing GISWatch 2024 Special Edition: Reclaiming a people-centred information society through WSIS+20 21 February 2024 APCNews

APC, in partnership with IT for Change and with the support of WACC, are preparing a special edition of APC’s groundbreaking publication Global Information Society Watch on the theme of WSIS+20: Reclaiming a people-centred information society, examining priorities for the global South.

GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running
GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running 02 December 2016 Florencia Roveri, from Nodo TAU

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) has reached its 10th edition, providing the international community with yearly reports on the state of the constantly evolving information society from the perspective of local civil society organisations and experts from all around the world.

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Mallory Knodel

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.  

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Association for Progressive Communications

This GISWatch special report by APC collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years, capturing the shifts experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way.    

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