WACC signs partnership agreement with Globethics.net
||WACC has signed a partnership agreement with Globethics.net, a global network that promotes the exchange of insights and research on ethics and values.
The partnership agreement aims at creating synergies in responding to global ethical challenges. It will run for four years in the first instance.
Globethics.net offers the leading global digital library on ethics, making available more than 700,000 full text articles free of charge. Through the partnership agreement, a WACC collection of publications and documents will be established in the library. They will include a series of articles from its international journal, Media Development, regional and national reports of the Gender Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), selected articles from its Centre for Communication Rights (CCR) and a wide range of publications and resource documents from its members and partners worldwide.
|Professor Dr. Christoph Stückelberger, Executive Director and Founder of Globethics.net
WACC and Globethics.net will also promote the possibility for WACC members and its global partners to submit documents directly to the Globethics.net libraries.
WACC, a global faith based organization based in Toronto, Canada, promotes communication rights for social change. It has over 1500 members and affiliates, over1000 members of its GMMP network and a wide network of project partners around the world. Its CCR portal contains a wide range of publications and resources about communication rights. Links to the WACC- CCR portal and the GMMP (whomakesthenews) website as well as the waccglobal website will be provided on the Globethics.net website.
WACC believes that information and knowledge sharing underlie people’s ability effectively to communicate their needs and concerns. It has long advanced communication rights as a platform for participatory communication development, as well as supporting the production of print, audiovisual, and digital resources on different aspects of communication.
WACC General Secretary, the Rev. Karin Achtelstetter, thanked Globethics.net for entering into partnership with WACC noting that this new venture will immensely benefit its members and partners around the world. “WACC and Globethics share a common interest in overcoming the digital divide. Members of both networks will highly benefit from this new partnership,” said Achtelstetter.
Professor Dr. Christoph Stückelberger, the Executive Director and Founder of Globethics.net, said: "Globethics.net and WACC share a goal in wanting to offer solutions to ethical challenges on a global scale. Through this agreement, WACC's groundbreaking research and action on communication ethics will become available to Globethics.net participants throughout the world. At the same time WACC and its members will be able to make use of the global ethics library, networking and research facilities that Globethics.net offers."
Globethics.net, whose International Secretariat is based in Geneva, was founded in 2004. It is committed to strengthening values such as freedom, justice, sustainability, peace and responsibility in a globalised world. It promotes knowledge sharing, networking, the empowering of people and institutions, and international research on ethics and training for responsible leadership.
Globethics.net has almost 30,000 registered participants from all parts of the world, and it has a special focus on developing and transition countries. The idea for Globethics.net was born during the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in 2003. The WSIS was promoted on behalf of civil society by members of the Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS ) Campaign, for which WACC provided the global secretariat.
In addition to the Ethics Library, a Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) is planned to become active later in 2011.
For more information about the Globethics.net go to www.globethics.net