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UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

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

Oct 3, 2021

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

Sep 13, 2021

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

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.

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

Mar 4, 2021

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

Staff of Vatican Radio's English for Africa Service. / Vatican News

Catholic Journalists in Africa Pledge Support for Vatican Radio’s Africa Service @70

Jul 18, 2020

Members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP), which brings together Catholic journalists in both the Catholic Church communications and those practicing journalism in secular media outlets have pledged their support for the English Africa Service of the Vatican Radio as the Rome-based media house celebrates 70 years of broadcasting on the continent.

Social Media to Be an Essential Service for Church Post-COVID-19: African Panelists

Jul 4, 2020

At a virtual meeting targeting Francophone Africa convened to explore ways media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have said that social media, which has been widely used during the pandemic, will continue to be engaged post-coronavirus.

Panelists during a webinar on “The Role of New Media in Church service during and after COVID-19.” / UCAP

African Panelists Emphasize Need for “social media training” amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Jun 26, 2020

At a virtual session aimed at exploring ways the media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have underscored the need to train members of the Clergy in appropriate ways of engaging social media for effective evangelization.

A poster announcing Friday's webinar with focus on the Role of Media in Church Service amid COVID-19. / UCAP

African Panelists Set to Explore Role of Media in Church Service amid COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) has organized a virtual session with panelists drawn from Africa to explore how the media can be best at the service of the Church amid COVID-19.

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

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

Apr 27, 2020

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.

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

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged “to spot, debunk misinformation” about COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020

Catholic journalists in Africa are being encouraged to take up the responsibility of identifying and exposing fake news about COVID-19 in the face of increasing misinformation on the pandemic that has claimed over 74,000 lives globally, with at least 1.33 million confirmed cases.