Tuesday, May 31, 2011

AFRICA: DEM. REP. OF CONGO: TRAINING ON MEDIA CULTURE FOR BISHOPS

Agenzia Fides report - From June 15 to 20 the internal team of trainers of CREC (Centre de Recherche et d'Education en Communication) will be in Kinshasa for a training session on media culture for the Congolese Bishops. There will be seventy participants. According to information sent to Fides by Robert Molhant, President of CREC, the program provides, among other things, a general introduction on the theme "The Church and communication ", information on the virtual world (Internet, Facebook, Web 2.0, Twitter, the sites ...), elements for a pastoral plan, communication in state of crisis.
Since 2007, CREC, whose international headquarters is in Lyon, has not organized study sessions in France, but its international team of trainers goes on the spot, responding to requests that come from communication operators (responsible for radio and television , diocesan directors of the media, in charge of the press ...) and also to Bishops and seminarians. Study sessions have been held in Burkina Faso, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Ethiopia, South Africa ... Others are planned in Liberia, Togo, Benin. CREC offers these training sessions with the support of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, of Missio (Germany) and of the Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle for the seminarians courses.

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