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JesCom to Hold Convention on Using Media for Non-Profit Causes

MANILA, 10, 2007—Jesuit Communications, Inc., one of the leading Religious media organizations in the country, will hold its first media convention on the use of media for non-profit causes at The Garage, within the Ateneo de Manila University campus on August 4.

Dubbed Non-Profit Sharing, Using Media for Non-Profit Causes, the conference aims to help individuals and organizations committed to non-profit causes by connecting them with socially oriented media practitioners.

The seminar, which will run for 4 consecutive Saturdays starting August 4, will help participants learn how to effectively convey their thrust and message through popular and new forms of media.

The Saturday sessions will explore the power of words and images in print media, the influence of television to change, the trends of the future with regards to internet movement, and advocacy through radio and music.

Well known media personalities that include Nono Alfonso SJ, Rina Jimenez David, Gang Badoy, Nick Deocampo, Lourd de Veyra, Girlie Garcia, Isa Lorenzo, Kidlat Tahimik, Andrian Lee, Ruby Cristobal, Manuel L. Quezon III, Gary Granada, will serve as speakers.

The last day of the convention, August 25, will feature the Non-Profit Sharing Networking Night. Socially oriented artists and groups will perform from 6 to 9 pm. Documentary films, including internationally acclaimed Squatterpunk by Khvan de la Cruz will be launched to culminate the media convention.

With speakers who are leaders in their respective vocations and have vast experience in media and using it for a cause, Jesuit Communications hope that the event will bring together a crowd that is both hungry for skills and hungry for change.

The Saturday seminars will accommodate 60 participants with a required fee of P6,000 each.

It is recommended for teachers, students, and members of the non-profit sectors. Additional information on the conference can be obtained from Ken Tan at telephone no. 4265971 or email (CBCPNews / Pinky Barrientos, FSP)