International Communications Forum

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The International Communications Forum (ICF) "is devoted to media ethics and freedoms of expression and information." [1]

"Founded in 1991, the International Communications Forum is a growing world-wide network of media people who recognise that they have the power to influence society for good or ill and who want to play their part in building a less corrupt, less grubby-minded and infinitely more compassionate world. In this way, the Forum believes it can help to create the moral basis of society without which democracy cannot flourish.
"With its presence in 116 countries, the ICF is a truly unique and exceptional phenomenon in the media world." [2]

In 2003 "Against the background of war in Iraq, 106 participants from 26 countries and five continents joined in the International Communications Forum's (ICF) Cape Town conference, 'Changing Media for Changing Society,' April 5-9. The meeting of journalists and other communicators was aimed at helping media become a greater force for peace, conflict resolution and justice." "The conference was sponsored by Telkom. Among other donors were the Ford Foundation, The Open Society Institute (Soros), Johnic Publishing and Independent Newspapers." [3]



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