Asian Catholic Communicators Study Media Role in Building Communities

Around 120 Catholic communicators from 19 countries participated
in the SIGNIS Asian Assembly at Diocesan Community Centre,
New Delhi from August 4 to 7, 2019.

The members of SIGNIS, worldwide group of Catholic Communicators, are engaged in radio, television, cinema and other forms of media.

Besides some 80 participants from India and 28 delegates from Asia
included participants from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, East Timor, Macau, Malaysia,
Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. International Office Bearers
included participants from USA, Italy, Argentina and Zambia.

The theme of the 3-day study “The Role of Media in Building Human
Communities,” was inspired by the message of Pope Francis for
World Communications Day 2019: “We are members of one another”
(Eph 4,25) from social network communities to the human community.

While Editor in Chief at The Citizen Seema Mustafa delivered the keynote on the theme: Role of Media in Building Communities, senior fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research Pamela Philipose; Film maker at Veritas Productions Shaison POuseph; Editor Asian News International Smita Prakash, and Assistant Professor at Manav Rachana International Institute of Research Pratici Majumdar spoke on ‘Church Media in Community Building.’