Editors of Christian newspapers in Est and Central Africa are holding a series of three-day seminars in Kitwe, Zambia.
GV EXT Mindolo Ecumenical Centre
GV Zambian delegates seated in discussion (2 shots)
GV Kenyan delegates seated in discussion
GV Ugandan group
GV Malawi group seated in garden
GV Delegates walk from building to garden
SV Delegates taking refreshments at table
SV & GV Delegates standing and chatting in garden (3 shots)
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Background: Editors of Christian newspapers in Est and Central Africa are holding a series of three-day seminars in Kitwe, Zambia. The second of the seminars began on Sunday (2 September), and was designed to strengthen links between the various Christian publications, ant to discuss both policy and practical problems.
Nine countries are represented at the seminars. The working days have lecture and general discussion periods, with time set aside for classes on special problems. While the whole conference attended a lecture on the role of the christian press in promoting human development, delegates split into classes for specialists in analytical book-keeping and the strategy of financing.
The seminars are being held at the Mindolo Ecumenical Centre and speakers have been sponsored by various Christian organisations around the world. Although discussions dealt mainly with printed matter, there were special sessions devoted to audio-visual aids, radio, and television.
When the first seminar opened, the director of the African Literature Centre, Mr. Ezekiel Makunike, called on the delegates to remember that the voice of the Church was still regarded as the voice of conscience and the voice of human concern.