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Registrations for SIGNIS World Congress 2009 Open on

Brussels, January 20, 2009 (SIGNIS) – Registrations for the SIGNIS World Congress 2009 open today, January 20, on the new Congress website: Organized by SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, the Congress will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from October 17 to 21, 2009 on the theme "Media for a Culture of Peace – Children’s Rights, Tomorrow’s Promise" aiming to highlight how the media can contribute to the building of a culture of peace through the creative empowerment of tomorrow’s generation.

The Congress programme is built around three strands: Current Global Issues on Human Rights and Children’s Rights, Emerging Perspectives on Media and Social Transformation and The Challenges of Growing Up in a Digital Age.

During the Congress, three major keynote addresses will highlight the main issues raised in the different strands. Working sessions will deepen the reflection, further elaborate and discuss how participants can engage in the creative use of media to bring about a culture of peace with and for tomorrow’s generation.

About 400 communication professionals from all over the world are expected to attend the 4 day event. From today, you can join them by registering online at Don’t wait! If you register before April 1st, you will benefit from a 50 EUR reduction on the registration fee!

Please visit our new Congress website: for more information about registration, participation, venue, and the programme and vision of the Congress. And please come back: the website will be regularly updated with new information, articles, photos and videos. We hope to see you in Chiang Mai!