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UNESCO/OneShot Remember Slain Photojournalist Paúl Rivas

Detail of photograph by Paúl Rivas
Detail of photograph by Paúl Rivas

Paúl Rivas was a 45 year-old Ecuadorian photographer. He was kidnapped last April and later killed because of his investigations on drug-related border violence for Ecuadorian daily El Comercio.

On the occasion of the "International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists' and in partnership with UNESCO, OneShot helps keep his story alive.

Slain Photojournalist - UNESCO — © Paúl Rivas / OneShot

In the past twelve years, more than 1,050 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. The United Nations proclaimed November 2 as the "International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists," a date originally chosen to commemorate the 2013 assassination of two French journalists in Mali.

​OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video.

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Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

Horror films have a complicated and rich history with christian themes and influences, but how healthy is it for audiences watching?

Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

"The Nun II" was released on Sept. 2023.

Joseph Holmes

“The Nun II” has little to show for itself except for its repetitive jump scares — but could it also be a danger to your soul?

Christians have a complicated relationship with the horror genre. On the one hand, horror movies are one of the few types of Hollywood films that unapologetically treat Christianity (particularly Catholicism) as good.

“The Exorcist” remains one of the most successful and acclaimed movies of all time. More recently, “The Conjuring” franchise — about a wholesome husband and wife duo who fight demons for the Catholic Church in the 1970s and related spinoffs about the monsters they’ve fought — has more reverent references to Jesus than almost any movie I can think of in recent memory (even more than many faith-based films).

The Catholic film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus once mentioned that one of the few places where you can find substantial positive Catholic representation was inhorror films.

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