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Journ workshop set to fight fake news

Journ workshop set to fight fake news
Union of Catholic Asian News national correspondent Joe Torres. JHUN DANTES

MANILA – With the spread of fake news and bogus websites, the Asian Catholic Communicators Inc. (ACCI) invites the public, particularly the faithful serving in the parishes to a journalism seminar entitled “Parish Ko, i-Share Ko!” on July 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lagerwey Hall, Communication Foundation for Asia, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa Road, Sta. Mesa Manila.

“With the advent of social media and the proliferation of fake news, we believe that it is our responsibility to animate our parishes and its leaders and arm them with the proper tools to spearhead the spreading of truthful communication towards fruitful communion,” said the ACCI in its invitation.

Award-winning journalist and current Union of Catholic Asian News national correspondent Joe Torres will be facilitating the seminar. Torres is also a two-time recipient of the Philippines’ National Book Award for Journalism.

Topics to be discussed during the seminar include “Understanding the Media and the Role of Media in the Church”, “Introduction to Social Media and How to Use it as a Tool for Evangelization”, “Writing Fundamentals”, and “Visual Literacy.”

For inquiries, interested parties may contact Madz Araña (02) 921-3984 loc. 103 or email

The ACCI, an association of Catholic book publishers in the Philippines originally organized by Jaime Cardinal Sin, is “committed to promoting the reign of God through communications media in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church.” CBCPNews