NCCOM Holds Communication Expo 2010

The National Committee on Cultural Communication will be holding a Communication Expo 2010 from August 27-December 11 in Cagayan de Oro City (Mindanao), Kalibo, Aklan (Visayas) and Cauayan City, Isabela (Luzon). The Communication Expo is a five-month affair that will gather the media throughout the country for a series of workshops and exhibits. It is divided into four, namely the Media Fair and Exhibits, Online Cultural Writing Workshop, National Press and Culture Congress and the Community Media Awards.

The Media Fair and Exhibit is aimed at showcasing the accomplishments of the media organizations in response to their respective missions and goals toward community and nation-building. The Online Cultural Writing Workshop, on the other hand, is geared toward honing the online reporting skills of the media practitioners to enable them to become multi-skilled as demanded by their profession. This workshop will also emphasize the significance of sustaining cultural development reporting for the promotion and dissemination of culture in communities through the web.

The third component is the National Press and Culture Congress that will tackle the contemporary global, national and local issues that impose on mainstream and local media and communication organizations through a two-day program. Also, age-old issues that continuously affect community media such as ethics, freedom, quality, content and social responsibility will also be taken up during the two-day session. The congress aims to improve mainstream media and communication environment in terms of technology, world views, ideologies, perspectives and praxis.

To close the media exposition, the Community Media Awards will be given to outstanding community media organizations and practitioners to formally recognize their exemplary contributions in the promotion and dissemination of Filipino culture in the hopes that this will encourage them to espouse excellence in cultural reporting.