Website Review: News.va Site on which this review was based: http://www.news.va/en
News.va is a service provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, in cooperation with the media offices of the Holy See, including, Fides News Agency, L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See Press Office, the Vatican Information Service, Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Center (CTV) and the Internet Office of the Holy See. The purpose of News.va is to feature on one website the latest news selected and aggregated from the Vatican media, which continue to operate their own unique websites. News.va is an instrument of evangelization at the service of the papal ministry and is intended as a service for all.
“The new portal is giving you the possibility of having a direct, immediate approach to the most important pieces of news from the Holy See,” said the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Celli, in his first interview with Vatican Radio on the new website.
The new site also has a multimedia format, offering live-streaming of papal events, photographs from L’Osservatore Romano, audio from Vatican Radio and video footage that will also be available on the Vatican’s YouTube channel. It also links to other social communication sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
Initially only two languages will be offered, Italian and English.
Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?
First Evaluated: 07/02/2011; Last Updated: 07/19/2012
- Fidelity: Excellent
- Resources: Excellent
- Useability: Excellent
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- L'Osservatore Romano Resources
- Holy See Press Office Resources
- Vatican Information Service Resources
- Vatican Radio Resources
- CTV Resources
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