H2onews is a Roman Catholic multimedia production agency established in 2006 with headquarters located at Rome, Italy.

H2onews
TypeLimited
Founder
  • Jesus Colina
  • Silvia Costantini
  • Miriam Diez Bosch
  • Andrea Scorzoni
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ServicesCatholic Multimedia Information, Medias Production
Number of employees
40
Websiteh2onews.org

DescriptionEdit

H2onews creates and distributes multimedia news about the life of the Church[1] and social or cultural events that directly pertain to Catholics living in the world. The news are produced in nine languages :[2][3]

  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese

The agency uses an important correspondents network around the world and an assembly/production platform in Rome. After translations and video assembly, the news are uploaded on the internet site or directly sent to the main partners. The videos are also available on the H2onews iPhone application.[4][5][6][7] H2onews is also one of the creators of the Vatican's Channel on YouTube[8]

Project GenesisEdit

H2onews was born during the First World Congress of Catholic Television in Madrid in October 2006, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. H2onews springs from the Pope’s request to use modern methods of communication for evangelization and promoting peace and development (cfr. World Social Communications Day, May 8, 2005).

NameEdit

H2O is the chemical formula for water, a vital element. Then, in Christian tradition, water is a symbol of life, purification, salvation and renewal.

PartnersEdit

Catholic information producers or Catholic TV are the main partners of H2onews. The most important are :

Editorial PhilosophyEdit

H2onews takes a Catholic point of view based on the official position of the Church's authorities.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Article Title
  2. ^ http://stephencuyos.com/h2onews/
  3. ^ http://www.catholic-sf.org/news_select.php?newsid=&id=57313
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2010-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Pope Benedict Launches Facebook and iPhone Apps". 22 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Vatican blesses iPope app for Jesus Phone".
  7. ^ http://www.mobiles5.com/news/apple-iphone-3g/even-the-pope-has-an-iphone-app/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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