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Week of October 18, 2004
New CCN reporter hired in Ottawa
Canadian Catholic News
Canadian Catholic News (CCN), a co-operative news service serving Catholic media across Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Gyapong to its Ottawa news bureau.
Effective immediately, Gyapong, a former CBC TV producer and veteran journalist, will write news and feature articles on national politics and the Catholic Church in Canada.
She will cover the daily news from Parliament, the Supreme Court and other national organizations, focusing on issues of particular interest to Catholics.
Gyapong will pay special interest to the views of Catholic and other religious organizations, most notably the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is based in Ottawa.
She will also be taking photos for distribution to all members of CCN.
Gyapong replaces veteran journalist Art Babych, who is leaving CCN this month to pursue freelance opportunities after 12 years in its Ottawa bureau.
Babych, a former editor of the Prairie Messenger in Saskatchewan, was the first correspondent for Ottawa. He did groundbreaking work in religious journalism in Canada, creating a fast, thorough and comprehensive source of Catholic news and photos from the nation's capital.
"All the editors who have worked with Art over the years will miss his devotion and high professional standards," said CCN co-chair Joseph Sinasac. "He has been amazingly prolific and on top of the news for 12 years, allowing Catholic newspapers a window on the nation's business that would be impossible for them to develop on their own."
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