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Journalism for Peace

Catholic Churches around the world recognize MAY 13 as World Communication Day.
Every year on the Sunday before Pentecost, the Catholic Church celebrates the achievements of Communications Media and reflects on how best it can promote positive behavior in societies.

Each year the Pope issues a message in a theme and for this year the theme is; Journalism for Peace: “The truth will set you free”- put a spotlight on “fake news” and elements that fuel its popularity in society.

The World Communication Day was marked at the Emmaus Conference Center in Port Moresby witnessed by senior journalist.

It is a matter that has caused division from the highest of authorities to grassroots in Papua New Guinean societies and has provoked chaos and confusion among people.

The occasion was centered on Pope Francis’ message condemning fake news as “snake tactics” used to mislead societies.

“We need to unmask what could be called the "snake-tactics" used by those who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place, said the Holy Father.”

Main Stream Media Journalists at the conference were very vocal about how fake news also challenged their day to day pursuit of news articles.

Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, appreciated the journalists for their commitment to spreading the Truth.

He thanked them for highlighting the many events of the Catholic Church in the recent weeks also.

The well- presented interactive session was concluded with tokens of appreciation presented to the Main Stream Media Journalists who were in attendance. PNGFM / PNG Today

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