ACPA: Communicating for our common home — ‘reporting Pacific news’

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Report by Pacific Media Centre

Event date and time: 

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 10:45 11:25

From August 23-25 this year, the Australasian Catholic Press Association is having its annual conference at Rydges Hotel in Auckland. The theme for the conference is “Communicating for our Common Home”.

The Common Home theme is drawn from the 2015 encyclical letter by Pope Francis “Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home”.  As does the encyclical, the conference links care for the environment with care for people who live in that environment.

The conference will be attended by 40-60 people, mostly editors and senior reporters from Catholic publications in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

On August 24, from 10.45am to 11.25am, a three person panel presentation/discussion on a topic related to the conference theme will be held. The topic theme will be: “Reporting/communicating about Pacific news and issues and Migrant/Refugee news and issues”.

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