The Catholic Cinema Organisation (OCIC) and the International Catholic Organisation for Radio and Television (UNDA) concluded their general assembly in Togo at the weekend (9/10 August).
SV PAN EXTERIOR Archbishop of Lome, Monseigneur Dosseh and Interior Minister Lacle arrive at conference hall in Lome, Togo
LV PAN INTERIOR FROM Audience seated TO (left to right) Assistant Secretary General of UNDA, Mr. Dessaucy, Mr. Dosseh, Minister Lacle, Monseigneur Agre, Rev. Father Dovi N'Danu, President of UNDA-Togo
CU PAN Mr. Dessaucy, Mgr. Dosseh, Minister Lacle, Mgr. Agre seated facing audience (2 shots)
CU AND SV Mgr. Dosseh addressing audience (2 shots)
CU AND SV Minister Lacle addressing audience (2 shots)
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Background: The Catholic Cinema Organisation (OCIC) and the International Catholic Organisation for Radio and Television (UNDA) concluded their general assembly in Togo at the weekend (9/10 August). The meeting prepared the ground for the world congress of UNDA and OCIC to be held in the Philippines in November.
SYNOPSIS: The Assembly was opened by the Togolese Interior Minister Kpotivi Tevi-Djidjogbe Lacle who arrived with Catholic Archbishop of Lome Monseigneur Dosseh.
Delegates from France, Belgium and ten African nations attended the sessions. The Assistant Secretary-General of UNDA, Mr. Dessaucy, an the President of Togo-UNDA presided over the sessions.
OCIC and UNDA are two of the most important religious organisations concerned with the media throughout the world. OCIC was founded in 1928 to ensure a Christian presence in the cinema world. UNDA was founded in the same year to pursue the same function in the electronic media.
The two organisations co-operate closely with the international Catholic press organisation, U.C.I.P., and the Catholic Media Council. This congress was primarily concerned with French-speaking Africa. In their recommendations the two assemblies put the emphasis on the co-operation between producer and directors and the Catholic organisations, the organisation of seminaries within the new world order of news information and the establishment of a range of video-cassettes in French-speaking Africa.