We are inviting all Thomasian alumni who are in the field of media communications to join the 2016 World Media Congress (WMC) on October 10 to 12 at the Carmelite Missionaries Center, Kabangaan Road, Iruhin West, Tagaytay City (Cavite), Philippines.
This is the first time that the event will be held in the Philippines, wherein more than 300 foreign media delegates are expected to attend. WMC is held every three years in various parts of the world.
The theme for this year’s Congress is “Synergy in Media: Empowering People in Facing Global Challenges,” with the following topics to be discussed:
Topic 1: Current practices, trends, and predictions in Media by Dennis Lim, Head, Digital Media Services, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation;
Topic 2: Ethical consideration in Social Media and its application to social life by Fr. Emmanuel “Nono” Alfonso, SJ. Executive Director Jesuit Communications;
Topic 3: “Ecology” Mass Media and Climate Justice by Sec. Gina Lopez, DENR Secretary;
Topic 4: Synergizing alternative media for Social Causes / Empowering people: study of three online sites in India by Dr. Francis Arackal, Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Amity University (India) and Media and Youth (Union of Journalists of South Sudan); and
Topic 5: Spirituality and Media by Fr. Armand Robleza, SDB., former Don Bosco Press EVP Salesian of Don Bosco.
The Congress will also offer two workshops, namely: 1. EQ… the new competitive advantage of Media by Lito De Guzman, PMAP Awardee 2010; and 2. How to manage issues and conflict in Media with experiences and presentations on “Dialogue-Key to Synergy by Tita Datu Puangco, Ancilla Consulting Development Enterprises.”
WMC aims to gather international and local media practitioners, students, and educators in order to reflect on, inspire, and share among themselves the role of mass media in today’s contexts.
WMC is organized by Switzerland-based International Christian Organisation of the Media (ICOM), formerly known as Union Catholique Internationale De La Presse (UCIP) that started in 1930 in Belgium, with around 8,000 membership worldwide.
This year’s event is co-organized by the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA) and the New City Press (NCP).