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New Delhi, Februray, 07th, 2018 (UCAN). The Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA) has chosen Indian Currents, a national news English language weekly from Delhi, for its prestigious annual Louis Careno Award for Excellence in journalism.
The weekly receives the honor for its “bold stand against communalism and fundamentalism that has crept into our socio-political arena over the past one decade and more”.
The Award will be conferred on Indian Currents during the 23rd National Convention of Christian Journalists, organized by the ICPA, scheduled to be held in Indore on March 9.
Indian Currents was founded in 1989, under the aegis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. Over the years, it has earned a very large committed readership from all walks of life, religious backgrounds and political shades, both in India and abroad.
“Week by week, Indian Currents spares no efforts in exposing the dangerous communal elements in the country, while following sound ethical principles of journalism and courageously calling a spade a spade, backed by solid and credible facts,” said the statement issued by ICPA President Father Alfonso Elengikal and secretary Jose Vincent.K.J.
Currently edited by Capuchin Father Suresh Mathew, the weekly has also a team of regular contributors from different religions and academic backgrounds.
Conferred annually on deserving individuals or institutions, Louis Careno Award for excellence in journalism is a joint venture of the Mumbai Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the ICPA.
A premier organisation of Catholic journalists, dailies and periodicals in India, the ICPA was founded in 1964 by Fr John Barrett, an American Jesuit, belonging to the Patna Province.