SWC2017: Information on the Shared Day with the CMC
During its World Congress, SIGNIS will have the great opportunity to share an entire day with the participants of the Catholic Press Association’s (CPA) annual conference: the Catholic Media Conference (CMC). This joined day will be on June, 21st, and will be the closing day of the SIGNIS Congress, as well as the opening day of the CMC. The goal of that day is to build relationships between the members of these two organisations and to discuss around the theme “Stories of Hope”. The day will be divided in 4 blocks: one plenary session, and 3 break-out sessions, during which case studies will be presented. Below, find an overview of the programme: 09:00 – 10:00 am: Plenary 10:30 – 11:30 pm: Session #1 by medium 01:30 – 02:45 pm: Session #2 by theme 03:15 – 04:15 pm: Session #3 by medium 06:30 – 07:30 pm: Mass 08:00 – 10:00 pm: Banquet Plenary: the plenary will be a Q&A with a well-known North American storyteller followed for an introduction to the topic of the conference Session #1: TV, Journalism/Press, Communication Officers, Radio and Social Media This session will be around promoting Stories of Hope. Two global case studies and one case study from North America will be presented. The idea is to learn from each other’s struggles as Catholic media professionals promoting stories of hope to different audiences. Session #2: Management/business, spirituality, education, content/creativity and production. In this session, different aspects of and trends in the different themes (and looking at various media) will be presented regarding the experiences that Catholic media professionals have globally and in North America. It aims to give the participants food for thought (and action). Session #3: TV, Journalism/Press, Communication Officers, Radio and Social Media This session will help participants to create an action plan to maintain relationships.
Presidents of the Latin American members of SIGNIS will gather for a "Day of reflection"
Quito, March, 29th, 2017 (SIGNIS ALC). The presidents of Catholic associations of communicators in Latin America and the Caribbean will meet at the end of the week in Quito, Ecuador, in order to reflect, analyze and understand the different realities of the region. During the meeting, the presidents will also define strategies so that catholic communicators can better address the challenges of today’s societies. Organized for the first time, this SIGNIS ALC reflection will be made in light of the institutional mandate approved on October 11, 2016, in Asunción, Paraguay. Prior to this event, the directors and members of the national associations held local meetings to reflect on the reality in each country, so as to share it and put it in context with the reports that will be presented in Quito. "We began to build this dream together, to build with the members of the association enriching exchange days," says the president of SIGNIS ALC in his letter of motivation. Premiere of the documentary "LABAKA" In the framework of this event, entitled "Latin American Day of Dialogue, Reflection and Proposal", the documentary "LABAKA", first of the series "Life for the Amazon", will be screened. This first documentary offers the testimony and life commitment of the missionary bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico, Monsignor Alejandro Labaka, and of Sister Inés Arango, in defense of the Amazon and the Waorani and Tagaeri - Taromenane peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This documentary short film was produced on the initiative of the Panamanian Ecclesial Network, REPAM, with the coordination of SIGNIS ALC.