Media Resource Manual Booklet
31st May 2021
‘Come and See’ is the theme of the World Communications Day, recently celebrated on the 16th of May 2021. This vocational theme invites all of us to make communication our personal vocation and ensure that our faith is lived out and transmitted as we encounter, connect and network with people at all levels, but more especially at grassroot levels.
We realize that:
1. We are persons who are digitally connected. In our world of social media and connectivity we need to be critical consumers and creative producers of content.
2. Positive inspirational stories are essential where destruction and war, violence and hatred, domination and abuse take centre stage.
3. As Catholics the Gospel message of Christ and our faith must be transmitted. Christ as he ascended into heaven, left us the mandate: ‘Go to the entire world and preach the Good News in all creation.’ Mk 16:15.
Over the years we, the Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference together with several other animators have been organizing and conducting Media Education Seminars for teachers, young people, students, priests, and lay persons. Participants at the seminars constantly request for additional handouts and material for personal reference and for community use.
The Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference has therefore put together a variety of sessions that have been presented and conducted for the different groups. We are delighted to present this Media Resource Manual 2021 and we hope that it will assist you and enable you to be contributors of content to friends, family, and the wider community.
My gratitude to the SOCOM team: Abigail Seta, Nigel Akuani, Jessica Oata, Rosemary Yambune and Isabella Saleu who have contributed to this Media Resource Manual and are happy to conduct programs and sessions for the different groups. Thanks to SIGNIS and MISSIO and the many who support this important sector.
The Media Resource Manual 2021 is a good resource for your priests, teachers, youth leaders, lay animators and students, in your diocese, school, parish, or institution. It is a simple guide to help your Media Team in their efforts to write articles and send in news items, feature articles, reflections and photographs. It offers you a deeper insight into what the Media is all about. You are invited to use it in sessions with different groups as you encourage persons to write and share about their activities and programs.
A low resolution of the manual is circulated and is available on the Catholic Bishops Conference website. Printed copies are priced at K 5/- only and are available at SOCOM, CBC Waigani. Limited copies are available.
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Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb