SIGNIS ALC Elects New Board of Directors for 2022-2026
(SIGNIS ALC). The Latin American and Caribbean Catholic Communication Association elected a new Board of Directors for 2022-2026 at the Ordinary Assembly held on July 15-16 in Panama City. Argentinean communicator Carlos Ferraro was re-elected as President, while Chilean film critic Alejandro Caro was elected as Vice-President. The other members of the newly elected Board are Marjorie Reffray (Peru), Naivi Frias (Dominican Republic), Alessandro Gomes (Brazil), and Alexander Dávila (Ecuador). Manuel Rodríguez (Cuba), Beatriz González (Mexico), Omar Bogado (Paraguay), Lauren Branker (Trinidad and Tobago), Víctor Fernández (Costa Rica), and Fr Néstor Briceño (Venezuela) were elected as substitutes. Among the priorities of the new Board of Directors are strengthening the role of SIGNIS ALC Joven and Radio Lío in national partnerships and supporting communication projects that focus on integral ecology, educommunication and a culture of peace. Find out more about the new Board here (in Spanish).
Radio Professionals gather for SIGNIS Asia First International Radio Encounter
(SIGNIS Asia). “Engaging the Youth for a Dynamic Radio Uniting Asia and the World” was the theme chosen by the SIGNIS Asia Radio Desk for their First International Radio Encounter held May 9-12 in Negombo, Sri Lanka, as a hybrid event. The 100 participants included Catholic radio broadcasters, podcasters, and producers from around the world, as well as young participants from the six regions of SIGNIS: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, North America and the Pacific. The event aimed to be an international forum for radio experts and youth to exchange ideas, especially for professional development and improving best practices. Among the speakers were Fr. Paul Samasumo, Chair of the SIGNIS Radio Desk and Vice President of SIGNIS, Isabel Gatti, President of SIGNIS Argentina, Pamela Aleman, Vice President of SIGNIS North America and Bernard F. Cañaberal, President of SIGNIS Philippines and radio professional. Each presenter shared their experiences for two hours, which also included a discussion or interactive Q&A session. The International Radio Encounter will be followed by a campaign leading to the SIGNIS World Congress 2022 in Korea to promote the value of radio worldwide, as confirmed by Dayana Ortiz from Ecuador, winner of the SIGNIS Radio Desk youth international podcast competition. Click here for a detailed account of the event.