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UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Some participants attending the refresher course organized by UCAP Burkina Faso for Catholic Journalists in West Africa. Credit: UCAP Burkina Faso

Catholic Journalists in West Africa Cautioned against Promoting Terrorism in News Reports

Catholic Journalists in West Africa have been cautioned against a journalism practice that seems to promote activities of terrorism in the Sahel region.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Catholic communicators in Nigeria/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

“Strive to practice unifying journalism”: Nigerian Archbishop to Catholic Communicators

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has challenged Catholic Directors for social communications in the West African nation to show authenticity and practice a journalism that contributes toward unity rather than division and conflict.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). / UCAP

“Let us continue to be agents of hope, role models”, Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged

Catholic journalists in Africa have been urged to foster hope amid the protracted COVID-19 challenging situation.

Hilário Tomas (left) one of the nine radio journalists recounting the attack on several villages in the Muidumbe District within Pemba Diocese. / FORCOM Facebook Page

Catholic Journalists in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese Find Safety after Days of Bush Life

Nine Catholic radio journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who were forced to flee to the bush after insurgents raided their radio station have found safety, the leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) has announced. 

Mr. Samson Lardy Anyenini, member of the Catholic Association of Media
Practitioners, Ghana (CAMP-G) who was adjudged the 2019 P. A.V. Ansah Journalist
of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association Awards ceremony in Accra on
October 24, 2020. / Myjoyonline.com

Catholic Named Best Journalist in Ghana Wants Steadfastness ahead of December Elections

A member of the Ghana’s Catholic Association of Media Practitioners (CAMP-G) has been crowned the overall winner in the just concluded 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards, winning the title of Journalist of the Year 2019 in the West African country.

A poster announcing the three-week workshop for aspiring citizen journalists in Africa. / SIGNIS Africa.

SIGNIS Africa Announces Continental Workshop for Young Catholic Journalists

Aspiring citizen journalists in all African countries are invited to apply for a video journalism workshop at SIGNIS-Africa, an official at the continental branch of the global Catholic Association for Communication has said.

AMDISS Peace Centre in South Sudan.

Catholic Journalists in South Sudan to Benefit from Newly Launched Peace Center

Catholic journalists in the world’s newest nation will benefit from the Peace Center for Journalists and Media Practitioners launched Wednesday, July 1 by the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). / UCAP

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to Support Pope Francis’ COVID-19 Commission

Catholic journalists in Africa have been urged to support the COVID-19 Commission, which Pope Francis established mid-April, by volunteering their journalistic skills and platforms to help achieve its goals.

UCAP Members at the end of their Annual Recollection that held at the Don Bosco Centre in Akosséwa (Lomé), Sunday December 1, 2019. / UCAP-Togo

Catholic Journalists in Togo Pray for Murdered Priests and Victims of Terrorism

Following the murder of two Salesian Missionary priests working in Burkina Faso earlier this year, members of the Catholic Press Union in the west African nation of Togo (UCAP-Togo) have, on the occasion of their annual recollection day Sunday, December 1, offered special prayers for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez as well as other victims of terrorism across the globe.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria

Catholic Journalists in Nigeria Encouraged to Engage Social Media to Spread Gospel Values

At a time when the diffusion of Internet and digital gadgets globally and in Africa have contributed to the use of social media across the globe, Catholic journalists in Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, have been encouraged to engage social media for evangelization, digital forums that can facilitate the passing on of gospel values with relative ease.