International Christian Organisation of the Media (ICOM)

Organisation chrétienne internationale des Médias
Organización Cristiana internacional de los medios
Internationale Christliche Organisation der Medien

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History

Founded 15 Dec 1890, as International Federation of Associations of Religious Journalists. Subsequently changed title to: International Association of Religious Journalism and Publishing, 1905; International Bureau of Religious Journalists, 1917; International Union of the Catholic Press -- Union internationale de la press catholique (UIPC), 15 Dec 1927 (Belgium); International Catholic Union of the Press -- Union catholique internationale de la presse (UCIP) -- Unión Católica Internacional de la Prensa -- Katholische Weltunion der Presse, 1966, following 7th World Congress, 1965, New York NY (USA); International Catholics Organisation of the Media (ICOM) -- Organisation internationale de catholiques dans les Médias -- Organización internacional de católicos en los medios -- Internationale Organisation der Katholiken in den Medien, 2011, with full title International Catholics Organisation of the Media - The World Forum of Professionals and Institutions in Secular and Religious Media -- Organisation internationale de catholiques dans les Médias - Le forum mondial des professionnels et institutions dans le journalisme séculier et religieux -- Organización internacional en los medios - El Foro Mundial de los Profesionales e Instituciones en el Periodismo Secular y Religioso -- Internationale Organisation der Katholiken in den Medien - Weltforum von Medienschaffenden und Einrichtungen im säkularen und religiösen Journalismus. Previously also referred to by English acronym ICUP. Current statutes approved 22 Sep 2001, Fribourg (Switzerland). Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.

Aims

Link all who exercise an influence on public opinion through the press and the media, with a view to intensifying their efforts; inspire a high standard of professional conscience in members; develop friendship and exchange of information among journalists; represent and promote journalism at international institutions and events worldwide.

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Activities

Organizes: World Congress (every 3 years); exposures, refreshers and ongoing formation events (since 1988) worldwide; International Media Awards (since 1986). Carries out research on media issues, news and events news. Launched International Network of Young Journalists in Oct 1987. Federations (9): Dailies; Periodicals; Journalists; Religious Press; News agencies; Professors; Researchers; Book publishers; Press photographers.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 172 countries
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UIA Org ID

A1458

Last News Received

2016
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