Cardinal Charles Bo SDB, urged the participants of the Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) ‘Online Content Production Training,’ to share the Good News and proclaim Christ crucified on all digital platforms.
The Myanmar Cardinal was speaking at the closing ceremony of the work two-week-long workshop in Yangon.
Cardinal Bo observed that the digital world can build and destroy. “We are to share the Good News to the countless people who are on social media. because the Church is a place where hope is given to the people.”
During the closing ceremony, four selected productions of the participants were presented to the audience. The projects were on the history of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon, which the trainees visited on September 11.
And the participants entertained the guests with the traditional dances of different ethnic groups.
One of the participants Ms Jacinta Siang Lawng Tial from RVA Falam Chin Service, told RVA News, “It was a great opportunity for the participants to have the training in our own country with the local language so we could understand well.”
She added that it was also an opportunity to know each other from different places in the country.
The participants promised to offer their services through the Pledge of Commitment.
National Director of the Office of Social Communication, Fr. Paulinus Myat Kyaing, reminded the trainees, “It is necessary for the training participants to understand word by word that is written in the pledge of commitment since the commitment is done in front of the president of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference, FABC, and other responsible persons.”
Father Paulinus remarked that “RVA and OSC should cooperate closely in the future.”
RVA Program Director Fr. Bernard Dashi Tang encouraged the participants to make use of the knowledge they have gained from the training for media ministry.
RVA online content production training took place from September 1 to 14 with seventeen trainees from Myanmar-based Language Services. Certificates were issued to all who completed the training.
The training aimed at upgrading the skills of program producers of the RVA local centres for a certain length of time but still have never participated in the training provided by RVA. – Hubert Saw
Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.” Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.