Catholic Journalists Heading to Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, JULY 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The International Catholic Union of the Press will be holding its world conference this year for the first time in Africa.

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Gathering to discuss «Media at the Service of Justice, Peace and Good Governance in a World of Inequalities and Poverty,» the journalists will meet Sept. 12-19 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Organizers expect the conference to be «an excellent occasion for understanding the real life in Africa and its various aspects» and «a unique forum to debate issues that affect Africa with experts in Africa on African soil.»

Simultaneously, a convention will be held for journalists 35 and younger, who participate in the International Network of Young Journalists.

During the conference, international prizes of communication and journalism will be awarded to the winners in eight categories.

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More information: www.ucip.ch/cg/bf/aae.htm

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