Monday, 03 July, 2017
Jean-Jacques Odier

Jean-Jacques Odier was the Secretary for the French speaking world for the International Communications Forum from its inception in 1991. He partnered the President Bernard Margueritte on many expeditions to set up ICF conferences. In the first years 28 international conferences took place on five continents. His life and interests covered a wide range. A close media colleague, an Englishman, living in Switzerland, Andrew Stallybrass writes as a friend of many years.

Monday, 12 June, 2017

The tragic incident on London Bridge has given us all pause for thought. This broken world is unbelievably cruel at times. And why? If you are capable of violence do you resort to violence merely because you can?

Friday, 26 May, 2017

It was with profound sadness that we heard the news of the Manchester bombing. This act of cruelty was all the more atrocious because it deliberately targeted the young and vulnerable.

Thursday, 29 September, 2016
Bernard Margueritte

Bernard Margueritte, President of the International Communications Forum, represented the ICF at this significant conference in Greece. Around 50 people from 15 countries from around the world took part in the conference, lay people as well members of the clergy.

Friday, 15 July, 2016

The International Communications Forum was deeply saddened to hear the news of the heartbreaking atrocity in Nice. We wish to express our profound sympathy and total solidarity with the people of France.

Thursday, 19 November, 2015
A dental identification is performed on a Marine casualty after arriving from Beirut, Lebanon. (Photo by A1C Mark Bucher, defenseimagery.mil on Wikimedia Commons)

It is with great sadness that the International Communications Forum has learnt of the shocking and brutal events in Beirut on Thursday night which left 43 dead and 200 seriously wounded and the subsequent events in Paris on Friday night that left 129 dead, 352 injured, 99 of whom are acutely injured. This threat to the freedom of the world by ISIS, an organisation whose ideology expresses hatred for the other, is deeply and profoundly saddening. We strongly condemn these horrific terror attacks.

Friday, 28 August, 2015
Bernard Margueritte

A talk by Bernard Margueritte on 'The Media in a World in Crisis- Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?'

Monday, 29 June, 2015

The International Communications Forum endorses to following statement from the Religious Affairs Advisory Council.

Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
2014 Media Ethics Conference

Coverage of the International Communications Forum's annual conference in London by Levant TV, held on 9 May, with panels of prominent people from the BBC, US State Department, foreign correspondents and other international media personas and politicians from around the world.

Monday, 19 May, 2014
Bernard Margueritte

'...only media, proper media, quality media can bring about a true citizenry, only media can allow people all around the world to know and respet each other and get ready to work together?' These are the words from Bernard Margueritte's opening speech at the Media Ethics Conference 2014. Inspired by the Sarajevo Commitment and Media Ethics code, the conference was a resounding success attended by members of the media and academics who seek to shape the future of the media and its responsibility towards the public.

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