- Pilot project – Media literacy for all
- Voice & Matter Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
- Summer School on Media Literacy and Media Education Research
- The Global Forum for Media Development 2016
- Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016
- Summer School on Communication and Religion
- Training : “Communication and Media Skills for youth and Social Work”
- Riga Recommendations highlight Media and Information Literacy as a life code for sustainable development
- Conference on "Media and Information Literacy for Building a Culture of Open Government"
- The European Council encourages Media Literacy
- Enhancing Media literacy in Jordan
- “Online reporting: Telling Africa’s story on the web”, training in Kenya
- "Comunicar" April issue is out.
- Communications seminar in Nigerian diocese of Ijebu-Ode
- Church in Namibia Trains Personnel in News Reporting and Photojournalism
- Media Literacy Council creates customised emojis
- Media Education in Recife
- New tool to rate media programmes
- Media Literacy in the United States and its latest developments
- Media and information literacy course for youth by UNESCO
- Media Literacy in the Middle East
- Changing the way young girls perceive media
- Social media education in Canada
- Empowering indigenous girls and women in Bangladesh through media
- Are you media literate or just media proficient?
- Enhancing media education through media tour
- Media literacy in the Indian public sphere
- 5 free mobile apps to improve media literacy
- Media literacy: not just for big kids
- Proposals to enhance ’cyber wellness’ among youth
- The importance of media literacy
- 1st Media Literacy Week in U.S.
- The Media Literacy Week in Canada celebrates its 10 year!
- How to talk to children about disturbing news
- Reflections on Media Education Futures
- Young journalists and activists engage in media monitoring in Palestine
- Forum Media and Development: Initiating change
- Young people studying the media in Czech republic
- New Media and Communication: Technology matters, but people matter more !
- Respect in a Digital World is the theme of Media Literacy Week 2015
- Media Literacy and the Common Good: A Link to Catholic Social Teaching
- Promotion of media education for Nigerian children
- Fr Peter Gonsalves is the new dean of the Faculty of Social Communication at the SPU .
- SIGNIS India : Training young catholic media professionals to think critically and creatively .
- Zambia : Bishop Hamungole challenges diocesan administrators
- Indonesia : ACN formation programme in social communication
- SIGNIS offers Catholic media, “Music in a box” - a mobile audio production studio !
- Agents and Voices : A Panorama of Media Education in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, edited by Ilana Elea
- Media Education Seminars Conclude and Highlight Education in the Solomons
- Puskat Marks 40th Anniversary with Media Education Seminar
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- FMM Sisters in Chennai Call Parents to Protect their Children from the Effects of the Media
- Media Education Short Course for Solomons’ Youth
- Media Education Workshop in the Solomons
- Media Education Seminar: Analyzing and Learning in a Media-rich Environment
- 4th Media Seminar in Honiara: "You Can Change your Lives"
- ‘Media Education’ for All Parents of a School Run by FMM Sisters in India
- Santhome Communications Centre Produces Fifteen Media Education Trainers
- Media Education Seminar in the Solomons Focuses on Newsletter
- Media Education Seminar in Papua New Guinea
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- ReFOCUS: Malaysian Media Education Initiative on YouTube
- Media students Complete Church Training in the Solomons
- Johannesburg 2007: The Goals of the 5th World Summit
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- Johannesburg 2007: SIGNIS Workshops at the 5th World Summit
- US National Media Education Conference 2007
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- Johannesburg 2007: SIGNIS Delegation to the 5th World Summit
- International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2006
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- Paper of Prof. David Buckingham about Media Education
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Training : “Communication and Media Skills for youth and Social Work”
Nairobi, July, 13th, 2016 (Canaafrica). An annual formation program in “Communication and Media Skills for youth and Social Work” began last week in Nairobi with 23 participants from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The five-week program, which kicked off on Monday, July 4, is being offered by Bosco Eastern Africa Multimedia Services (BEAMS) and the Department of Social Communication of the Salesian Province of East Africa.
“The overall goal of the Certificate Programme is to equip social workers, particularly those dealing with youth in church and secular contexts, with knowledge and skills in the use of modern means of communication,” The Director of BEAMS, Salesian Father Sebastian Koladiyil told CANAA over the weekend.
The participants who include priests, religious men and women, and lay people are beneficiaries of the Catholic Scholarship Program studying in the following Institutions of Higher learning: Tangaza College, CUEA, Regina Pacis, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Marisht College and Hekima College.
Father Koladiyil said that the “intense program” is divided into five modules running daily from Monday through Friday and that each module takes 30 hours.
He also revealed the expected learning outcome of the program saying, “the participant will be able to have a broad understanding of the important theories in communication, analyse critically the social issues involved in the use of modern means of communication, consume critically modern means of communication in their own personal life and for their study and work, apply some skills in the use of the means of communication for improved intervention in social transformation, particularly in youth work, in the context of the church and society and finally exhibit enthusiasm towards acquiring more skills in the use of media.”
The learning methods of the program include lectures, group discussions, practical (hands-on) sessions, role-plays, Power Point presentations, videos, individual and group projects. The participants will be evaluated by means of a personal and group project.
Those facilitating the program are resource persons drawn from various media houses around Nairobi and other experts in the field of Communication, Youth work and Catechesis.
Some of the topics being addressed include: Models of Communication, Photography and Photojournalism, Audio editing skills, Proof reading and publication process and skills, Submission and processing of Manuscripts for publication and all related legal, technical and marketing challenges, Film Critique, Effective power point presentation, Introduction to web-design / Blog, Effective use of on-line resources, Introduction to Video shooting and editing, Introduction to basic electricity and sound, Social concern in Music / Pop stars and popular culture, Songs and vulgarity / Guidelines for liturgical music/Drama in Liturgy, Notice board-an effective means of communication/Preparing posters, Analysis of advertisement/ Advertising: Issues and Ethics, Newspaper analysis, Use of media for social change / mass media and persuasion, Alternative Media, Public Speaking, Writing Skills…
“The participants expressed their enthusiasm in learning and equipping themselves with media skills during the first session,” Father Koladiyil told CANAA and added, “Every participant will be given two training manuals as course material at the end of the training.”
The formation program is taking place at the Don Bosco Youth Educational Services (DBYES) in Karen, Nairobi and will conclude on August 5, 2016.