Program for SAA, August 13-17, 2018 in Thailand
THEME:  “Fake News versus Media for Peace”


09.00 am – Research on Fake News by Dr.Theethavat Janevatchararuk from Assumption University

11.30 am – The experiences from being a part of the presentation of the Pre-Synodal Meeting of the Synod of Bishops XV General Assembly “Yong People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment” by Ms. Apinya Hiranyawech

16.30 pm – Introduction New Desk-Digital/Social Media Desk

SIGNIS ASIA Assembly 2018

will be held at the St. Gabriel Foundation of Thailand (Assumption Personnel Development Centre) in Bangkok from August 13, 2018 to August 17, 2018 (August 12th Arrival Day and August 18th Departure Day), hosted by the Catholic Social Communication of Thailand (CSCT).


“Fake News versus Media for Peace”

Fake News versus Media for Peace

The Theme for SIGNIS ASIA Assembly 2018 “Fake News versus Media for Peace” was inspired by the Messages of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications day on Fake News and by the vision of SIGNIS-“Media Culture for Peace”. The Assembly will offer study days to focus on definitions, risks, and effect of Fake News in Asia and throughout the world. In addition, our participants will learn about how our Thai Youths used Social Media to prepare and participate in the Pre –Synodal Meeting for the Synod of Bishops XV Ordinary General Assembly “Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment”. We look forward to the outcome of this Assembly to produce strategic plans for combatting Fake News through the Media of Peace.

Motivational Speakers

The Study days will offer great plenary session by prominent speakers to inspire all of us, such as a key note by Dr.Chainarong Monthienvichienchai, Chancellor, St. John’s University Bangkok, former World President of UNDA, Consultor for Pontifical Council of Social Communication. Other plenary sessions will be facilitated by experts from the field of media such as Fr. Anthony Le Duc, SVD, Ph.D., Asst. Director, Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication, Lecturer, Lux Mundi National Major Seminary, Thailand, Dr.Theethavat Janevatchararuk, Lecturer, Public Relations Department, Albert Laurence School of Communication Arts, Assumption University of Thailand to talk about research on media. And of course, there will be ample opportunities for us to collaborate in group activities and workshops. As a bonus, there will be a mini-health screening for all participants at the Assembly on 14th August.

Thailand Mass Media

The Excursion Day is arranged for visitations at two biggest names in media industry, Channel 3 Thailand and True Corporation, the celebration of the Anniversary of the Assumption Cathedral, and Cultural Night to close out the day.

Assembly Overview

(3 Study Days, 1 Business Day, 1 Excursion Day)
12, August 2018 – Arrival Day

13, August – Inaugural Mass, Opening Ceremony, and Study Day

14,  August – Study Day

15, August – Excursion Day, Cultural Night

16, August – Study Day

17, August  – Business Day

18, August – Departure

Please look forward for much more detail coming very soon!

SIGNIS ASIA 2018 Registration (Deadline: July 31, 2018)

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