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Gustavo Andújar Elected President of SIGNIS. Frank Frost, from the United States, and Lawrence John Sinniah, from Malaysia as Vice-Presidents
Rome (SIGNIS) – Gustavo Andújar, from Cuba, was elected as the new President of SIGNIS. It is the first time the association has a president coming from Latin America. Frank Frost, from the United States, and Lawrence John Sinniah, from Malaysia, were elected as Vice-Presidents. A film reviewer with OCIC Cuba since the mid-sixties, Gustavo Andújar became its president in 1994, leading OCIC/SIGNIS Cuba through a process of very dynamic development. SIGNIS Vice-President since 2005, Gustavo with the Archdiocese of Havana and has been participating very actively in international communication congresses and seminars, both at the world and continental levels.…
SIGNIS Announces Winners of the SIGNIS Competitions 2013
Rome (SIGNIS) – The awards of the SIGNIS Radio, Photo and Video Competitions 2013 were announced during the closing ceremony of the SIGNIS World Congress in Rome. The winners showcased the creativity of all the generations in expressing their hope for peace. In the Video Competition, the first prize went to Franciscus Borgia Edgar, 23, of Indonesia for his short film “My Fast”. Edgar is also one the VJs participating in the Congress. In the Photo Competition, the jury chose a photo by Dennis Varghese, 23, from the US. And in the Radio Competition, Diego Alejandro Martinez, only 16, from…
Christ the King High School uses technology to hold cyber classes on snow days
HUNTERSVILLE (Catholic News Herald) — As snow crippled the Carolinas and forced schools throughout our region to close earlier this month, students at Christ the King High School didn't miss out on their education. Using web-based programs including GoToMeeting and Skype, students were able to attend live classes virtually, from the safety and warmth of their homes. Teachers and students connected seemlessly with each other across the web in what the school is calling the future of Catholic education. "Good schools today are much better defined as learning communities than the traditional brick-and-mortar school we all have in our minds,"…
SIGNIS Conference: responding creatively to the new multimedia era
Vatican City (Vatican Radio)  - Welcoming the participants of the SIGNIS World Congress taking place in Rome this week, Pope Francis said “Catholic communicators are increasingly challenged to present the wisdom, truth and beauty of the Gospel in a language capable of touching the minds and hearts of countless people who thirst for meaning and direction in their lives as individuals and members of society”. The focus of the 2014 Congress in fact on the new generation and new media with the theme “Media for a Culture of Peace: Creating Images with the New Generation”. The Congress unites several generations…
Pope sends message to SIGNIS World Congress 2014
Vatican City - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message of blessing and encouragement to the participants of the SIGNIS World Congress 2014.The Congress takes place in Rome from 25 February to 1 March on the theme "Media for a Culture of peace: Creating Images with the New Generation". In his message to the Congress, Pope Francis declared his satisfaction that “the Congress will reflect on the communicative power of the images which through the mass media are expressing and shaping the experiences, hopes and concerns of rising generations”.“In a globalized world in which new cultures, with new languages…

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