WACC publishes the international quarterly journal Media Development which discusses communication theory and practice both in the North and South, with particular emphasis on issues of democratization, equality and participation, and the role of religion. Media Development has been instrumental in promoting the right to communicate and in campaigning for the dismantling of political, social, cultural and religious structures that prevent genuine communication from taking place.
Media Development is inter-disciplinary and provides a space for different, often conflicting, points of view in an attempt to mediate between the many cultures and societies in a shared world. It contributes to intellectual, cultural and social development through its detailed exploration of themes relevant to the countries of the South. Women and men are invited to write, who have first-hand experience of the problems faced by developing countries. The journal is used internationally in universities, workshops and seminars, and is read by communicators at all levels, including church leaders and grassroots activists.
WACC also has a tradition of working with co-publishers to produce occasional publications on mass media and communications related to a number of fields of interest to its members, the churches and secular partners. In addition WACC seminars and other events offer opportunities to produce different kinds of resources aimed at promoting communication issues at different levels in different contexts.
Contact: Sarah Macharia
Programme Manager, Media & Gender Justice, WACC