Toward World Communications Day, Bishop Urges Journalists in Africa to Report “with love”

May 10, 2021

Ahead of the 2021 World Communications Day (WCD), the Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) is calling on Christian journalists on the continent to report “with love” so that those facing challenges find, in the reported stories, “sympathy and solidarity.”

World Press Freedom Day. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Journalists Challenged to Amplify Voice of Church on Press Freedom Day

May 4, 2021

Journalists in Kenya tend to sideline Church activities in their reporting, prioritizing politicians even during faith-based functions, a Catholic Bishop has observed and called on the members of the Press to amplify the voice of the Church, which he said has the interest of the people at heart.

Some journalists of São Francisco de Assis Community Radio in Mozambique hiding with their families in bishes after their radio station was raided by insurgents. / National Forum of Community Radios (FORCOM) /Facebook Page

Catholic Radio Journalists in Mozambique Hiding in Bushes after Insurgent Attack

Nov 13, 2020

The leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) in Mozambique has expressed concerns about the welfare of a group of Catholic journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Pemba Diocese who have been hiding in bushes for at least 10 days after insurgents raided their radio station.

Catholic journalists in South Sudan upgrading their skills at a workshop organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). / ACI Africa

Regional Conference Equips Journalists in South Sudan with COVID-19 Reporting Skills

Sep 30, 2020

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), the Kenya-based regional conference of Catholic Bishops in nine countries, has facilitated a skills-based training of Catholic journalists in South Sudan, which involved the building their capacities in radio production, fact checking and reporting on COVID-19.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during Holy Mass at the Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, May 17, 2020.

“Rediscover personal responsibility of journalists to communicate truth”: Kenyan Bishop

May 18, 2020

The Bishop overseeing the Social Communications Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has challenged journalists in the East African nation engaged in reporting about COVID-19 “to rediscover” their individual responsibility to convey verified messages amid misinformation and disinformation about the pandemic.

Notice announcing new regulations for journalists and media practitioners seeking accreditation in Kenya

Journalists, Media Professionals, to Seek Fresh Accreditation in Kenya: Regulator Advices

Jan 9, 2020

Journalists and media professionals intending to begin or continue their practice in Kenya have been advised to apply afresh for accreditation to the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), a government statutory body mandated to regulate the media in Kenya and the conduct and discipline of journalists operating in the East African country.