Saturday, August 14, 2010

The 10th anniversary of the launching of the Sarajevo Commitment, a statement of best practice for media professionals, was celebrated in a short ceremony in Caux, Switzerland, on 14 August. This statement of intent, signed by participants attending ICF’s Sarajevo World Forum in September 2000, aimed to be a beacon of encouragement to countries freed from communist tyranny and a challenge to the media world-wide. Now in 17 languages, it is still being signed online by media people from around the world.

ICF President Bernard Margueritte and others who were in Sarajevo in 2000 took part in the 10th anniversary ceremony. It was fitting that the anniversary should be marked in Caux as ICF has been present at Caux Summer Conferences each year since its inception in 1991.

Actress Chris Channer, her daughter Alison Dodds, and ICF Director Hugh Nowell read out the Sarajevo Commitment to the assembled group, gathered on the terrace of the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux.