Catholic Media workers from all the 8 dioceses in Zimbabwe will meet in the city of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo from the 27th to the 31st of March 2017 for a social communications national workshop.
The workshop is being hosted by the Social Communications national office at the MarianHill center and at-least 45 participants are expected to attend. High profile media practitioners and Catholic theologians are tabled to facilitate on various topics for the workshop.
Topics to be covered during the 4 day workshop includes; Church documents on Social Communications, Using Social Media to preach the Gospel, News room management, the art of writing Church Stories, Website development and and how to create a WordPress based websites.
Social Communications is the Commission responsible for the promotion of the Church’s mission of evangelization through the Media. It is the church’s instrument for advocacy and public relations. This Commission has the mandate of researching, covering/recording, documentation, publication, packaging and distribution of church-society related information.
Social Communications also known as SOCCOM is led by the National Coordinator who has the mandate of coordinating communications work at national level. The Coordinator animates Diocesan Communications offices in Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic dioceses of: Archdiocese of Harare, Archdiocese of Bulawayo, Diocese of Mutare, Diocese of Masvingo, Diocese of Hwange, Diocese of Gweru, Diocese of Gokwe, Diocese of Chinhoyi.
This is an annual event were SOCCOM national office invites all Diocesan SOCCOM coordinators and media personnel’s across the 8 dioceses to participate in Church related projects. Last year the same workshop was hosted in Gokwe diocese.
Please find below some of the images from the workshop in Gokwe: