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Charities want to employ more people with marketing skills, according to communications company Broadsystem.

It says the number of voluntary organisations that specify marketing experience in their job adverts has risen by 12 per cent in the past year.

Communication charities the Voluntary Action Media Unit and the Media Trust are accepting applications for their Media Connections 2007 scheme. Successful charity press officers will shadow journalists. To apply, go to www.mediaconnections.org.uk.

The Anthony Walker Foundation, named after the black teenager murdered in Liverpool in 2005, was launched last week to further racial harmony.

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