Brussels, September 5, 2019 (SIGNIS). It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that SIGNIS announces the launch of its first global network of correspondents. With an eye to the future, it is our intention to have young people involved in this initiative. We are looking forward to hearing their views on the activities of our members in their region, and to explore the interests of local audiences and the way communication is approached in their region of the world.

In this article, we are introducing our very first SIGNIS correspondents:

Innocent Iroaganachi, Nigeria

Innocent Umezuruike Iroaganachi a Nigerian, and a journalist with SIGNIS, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies and Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Communication from the Centre for the Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC), in the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in West Africa. He is also a member of the Young Peace Journalists of Pax Christi International (PCI) and the blog writer/content editor for Asante Africa Foundation (AFF).

Maria Victoria La Terza, Venezuela

Maria Victoria La Terza is a Venezuela-born Communication graduate, currently enrolled in a master’s in Media, Digital Communication and Journalism at La Sapienza University of Rome. Maria Victoria's passions have made her gain interest in international relations and cultural exchanges, which is why she speaks four languages and enjoys traveling, learning how to see the world from different perspectives. This interest made her also launch her own radio show at her University's web radio, where she interviews foreigners that live in Rome in order to understand their integration experience and discuss current topics from their countries of origin. She has a diploma in Social Media and Web Marketing, which gave her the opportunity to work as a Social Media Manager for Roma Gastronomica, a gastronomic tourism company, and for SIGNIS Services Rome. In her free time, Maria Victoria likes to wander around the beautiful city she lives in, spend time with her friends and watch tv series. With her professional performance, she aspires to contribute with the reinforcing of a civil society that is better informed, empowered, and more aware of the events of its time, as a guarantee of peace and coexistence in our global village.

Xavier Carbonell, Cuba

Xavier Carbonell holds a master’s degree in Letters (Hispanic Philology) from the Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas. He graduated in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a researcher at the Diocesan library Manuel García Garófalo from the Diocese of Santa Clara, Cuba. In addition, he teaches Latin at the Diocesan Formation Center of Santa Clara. He is the editor of the cultural magazine Umbral and of the blog Confluencias, dedicated to literary, cultural and social thought. Xavier participated in the SIGNIS ALC COMMLab in 2019 based in Quito, Ecuador. He is also a member of SIGNIS Cuba.

Sandra Estrada, Mexico  

Sandra Estrada is the 4th of 6 kids of a family from Mexico City. She is a communicologist with a specialty in Dissemination of science. She loves to contemplate, understand and share it. She is a member of the Ignatian Youth Network (Society of Jesus), a content creator and author in Catholic-Link and in SIGNIS ALC and she coordinates the communications of a network of catholic schools in Mexico (CNEP). She is very grateful for the people who saw her gifts, for Ignatian spirituality ... and for hot chocolate with churros.

 

If you are a young Catholic communicator and want to be part of this new network of SIGNIS correspondents, write to us at news@signis.net.