The KCBC media commission is constituted to promote social communication in all its aspects in Kerala. As cited by various Encyclicals and other Church Documents the promotion of social communication and the proper use of mass media must be dealt with utmost importance. The teaching of the documents of the Commission for Social Communication states that every diocese must treat this matter with unique importance.
The vision statement of the KCBC Media Commission is to build a communicating community of communities of all peoplein the spirit of Jesus Christ through social communications.
The mission statements speak of proclamation of the Good News, training of Church personnel in social communications, cultivation of public relations and interactive culture, promotion of performing arts and traditional art forms; eventually influencing the channels of communication with a Christian dimension. To bring out these effects, with the support and blessings of all the bishops of the region, the Media Commission has been organizing various programs, competitions and workshops, all the year round. This is a commission with very many activities like: All Kerala Professional Drama Competition, Literary and Media Awards, Short Film Competitions, Writing Competitions, Organizing seminars; Workshops and training programs, social media activities and promotions. The ‘VathicanTharangam’, which is published monthly,includes papal news and current affairs related to Catholic Church.
Media commission initiated ICON KCBC MEDIA last year to promote cultural, religious and current affairs. It is growing and getting wide reach for its video content. We promised to foster social media platforms for KCBC. Now KCBC media is active in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. It helps to promote and propagate the views and concerns of Catholic community in Kerala.
Icon kcbc media launched online courses on Bible, catechism and art. Dr. Jacob Prasad conducts weekly classes on the gospel of St.John, Dr. Stanly Mathirappally on Jesus Christ in Old Testament, Br. Thomas Paul on CCC are other online classes related to Bible and Church.
Online weekly news
Icon channel broadcasts weekly news from June 2020 onwards. Media commission keeps updates on news regarding church and related topics on social media platforms too.
Online talk show – ‘Smriti Subhashitam’
A weekly talk show to depict the historical contributions of leaders in Kerala by renowned personalities is being launched on November 1, 2020 Shri M.K.Sanumaster delivered the first talk on St.Chavara Kuriakose Elias.
This is the monthly magazine published from the media commission. It is to report the events and news related to the Holy Pope and Catholic Church.
In this digital age where news and views create image of a brand or an institution. It is high time to think about an online digital news portal for KCBC. KCBC NEWS is an answer for all those needs. It aims to report news and views of KCBC and also the perspectives and observations on different topics and issues. KCBC News wants to be the light on the way of the truth.
Internet radio (also web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, IP radio, online radio) is a digital audio service transmitted via the Internet. Internet radio is generally used to communicate and easily spread messages through the form of talk. Internet radio involves streaming media, presenting listeners with a continuous stream of audio that typically cannot be paused or replayed, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from on-demand file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming.Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional broadcast radio stations.
Here we focus on news, talks related to Bible, Church, catechism, youth, health etc. and Songs.
3. Social Media Icons Award
As social media influences the majority of population, we need to promote and highlight those who are creative and positive, being active in all social media platforms through different programs.
In order to guide the right trends with a gospel value we would like to award social media icons. There will be three categories based on gospel values, infotainment and public interest.
4.KCBC Literary Fest
Soft diplomacy and brand building are key words in this era. It helps us to promote our cultural and political views through different forms.KCBC Literary fest aims to create a platform for cultural and social interactions. It enables us to reach out to the writers, thinkers and leaders of the society which will further help to guide and motivate our society and its thought process.There will be talks on literature, spirituality, religion, terrorism, democracy etc. Open forums, talkshows, debate, film and other stage performances will be its major components.