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SIGNIS-ALC gives its “Communicator for peace” Award

Thursday 6 October 2016, by SIGNIS

Paraguay, October 6th, 2016 (SIGNIS-ALC). The brasilian priest Edilberto Francisco Moura and the Paraguayan lecturer and communicator Juan Díaz Bordenave have been selected to receive the “Communicator for peace” Award, given every year by SIGNIS-ALC.

In the In memoriam category, the prize was given to a theoretician of Latin-American communication, Juan Díaz Bordenave, a devoted promoter of a communication for the peace, who passed away in 2012.

Díaz Bordenave was an international consultant in Communication and Education, and published influential publications: Participación y sociedad and Planificación y comunicación.

The members of the SIGNIS-ALC Council wish to recognize his theoretical contributions and his constant battle to promote peace, justice, solidarity and democracy.

The Communicator for peace Award in the “life trajectory” category is given to Edilberto Francisco Moura, who, during more than 3 years, denounced the super-projects which, in addition to destroying the environment, affect the lives of people in rural areas in Brasil.

In 2003, father Moura helped with the creation of the “Information Network in the Amazon” (Red de Noticias de la Amazonia), whose objectives are the democratization of communication and the support to social leaders. Nowadays, he is supporting the strengthening of a radio network and the fight against the building of a dam in the Río Tapajós.

The members of SIGNIS-ALC wish to highlight his commitment to the protection of Human rights as well as the rights of the peoples and the indigenous communities. They also want to award him to thank him for his constant fight to protect the “common house”, peace, justice, solidarity and democracy.

The awarding ceremony will take place on October 9th, during the closing ceremony of the fifth Latino-American and Caribbean Communication Congress (V COMLAC), in Asunción, Paraguay.

The “Communicator for peace” Award has been given every year since 2004, by the General Assembly of the Catholic organization for Latin-American communication (OCLACC), the former SIGNIS-ALC. The goal of this award is to pay tribute to Latin-American communicators who, through their work, support and promote a culture of peace, civic participation and democracy.

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