- UNESCO trained French-speaking African broadcasters on gender equality in the media
- Zambian Church and Civil Society Condemn Government Attacks on Citizens and Media
- The 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards
- Media Freedom is degrading in the EU
- Media Award to celebrate children’s right in Bangladesh
- The Catholics in Media Associates Awards
- The role of Christian media in the Middle East
- New Multi Media Centre at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa
- Report on views of Islam in Catholic media outlets
- "Desist from using Phones in Church", Warns Nigerian Archbishop
- Zambian Church Saddened with Muzzling of the Media
- BBC Monitoring’s Iraq Media Guide
- The Media Map Project
- Workshop for Catholic media houses in Malawi
- Kenyan Catholic nun nominated on International Communication Association
- Catholic media centre celebrates 15th anniversary
- The International Association for Media and History Challenge
- UN Women unveils new Media Compact
- Tanzanian Media Coordinators to network for bigger impact
- Malawian Catholic media directors hold workshop in Lilongwe
- New issue on peacebuilding and new media
- Satprakashan, the Regional Communication centre in India
- Catholic communicators’ association in Uganda re-elects office bearers
- BBVA Awards
- The Europe Parliament launches a photo contest
- Women in the Media - Beyond Clichés
- Time to change perception of Africa
- Top media fail to connect climate change, migration and food security
- Indian media have always supported freedom of individuals to speak out
- Media are defenders of human rights.
- Salesian Social Communication Delegates’ Meeting held in Chofu-Tokyo
- Media and Politics in New Democracies.
- 7th Edition of the African Media Leaders Forum
- Divine Word Priest receives Social Communication Leadership award
- United Nations Association of Australia - Media Peace Awards 2015
- Trinidad to host regional animation and digital media festival
- Public service media in divided societies: Relic or renaissance?
- Media and Human rights in the Pacific region
- Catholic Media Practitioners in Nigeria urged to be more pro active
- Young South-Korean on a mission with Smartphones
- Venezuela : Bishop Lückert León spoke about the media in his country
- Vatican and Communication: Looking at the year 2014
- Evangelization Goes Mobile in India
- Bono, a man of faith rather than a singer
- Bono, a social communicator rather than a rock star
The Catholics in Media Associates Awards
Los Angeles, October 7th, 2016 (NCR). On October 9, the Catholics in Media Associates will hold their 23rd annual awards event in Los Angeles. “Ben-Hur," "Ray Donovan," "Story of God," and Bishop Robert Barron will be awarded and the actor Mark Derwin will be hosting the ceremony for the second time.
According to a press release from CIMA, the "awardees were chosen for their ability to tell stories that transcend daily life in compelling ways and to communicate the true, the good and the beautiful." CIMA will also recognize the 50th anniversary of the Catholic church’s World Day of Communication.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Cathedral Conference Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will follow a mass that is open to the public. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
"Ben-Hur," "an epic reimagining of the classic tale of Christ for the 21stCentury" will be awarded CIMA’s Motion Picture Award, according to the CIMA press release. This marks the second time that executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett will receive an award through CIMA, previously winning an award for "The Bible" in 2014.
Showtime’s "Ray Donovan" will receive the CIMA Television Award for the show’s focus on a Catholic family of mobsters’ "faith and conscience."
Receiving CIMA’s Documentary Award is the National Geographic Channel and Revelations Entertainment’s "Story of God" series. The documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman, is a six-part series that explores various cultures, religions and their views on God.
CIMA will also present a new award, the Communicator Award, to Bishop Robert Barron. "His media ministry is ubiquitous and meets all the criteria for outstanding work as a Catholic communicator: interesting, accessible and informative," said Sr. Rose Pacatte, president of Catholics in Media. Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic ministries and has a weekly podcast called "The Word on Fire Show."
Finally, for the first time, this year’s event will benefit a $2,500 scholarship for a student filmmaker at Loyola Marymount University’s School for Film and Television.
Catholics in Media Associates is a nonprofit organization that was "formed by working professionals in the entertainment industry whose initial purpose was to share personal concerns of faith and spirituality as it is experienced in the workplace," according to its website. The awards were created to recognize those "who, by their work, have made clearer the Word of God."
More information about the event is available here.