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Self-regulation Project Launched
During the course of October, the ACM will be engaged in a UNESCO-supported project to develop a framework for media self-regulation in the Caribbean. Stakeholder consultations will take place in Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago to explore models and options for media self-regulation and to engage in frank dialogue on media ethics and standards.
In Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, the ACM will also participate in workshops associated with the work of the media at election time and host separate sessions on charting a way forward on the issue of self-regulation. Interestd members can email us for more info.
Full statement here
Clive Bacchus leads the ACM
St Kitts and Nevis based journalist, Clive Bacchus is the new president of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM). Bacchus was elected at the 7th Biennial General Assembly of the organisation in Port of Spain, Trinidad on October 26. He will be supported by First Vice President, Peter Richards of Trinidad and Tobago and Second Vice President, Dr Canute James, of Jamaica
Full statement here.
Calling for the Abolition of ‘Insult Laws’ and Criminal Defamation Legislation in the Caribbean, and for the Support of Strong, Free and Independent Media. The members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 61st Annual General Assembly during the IPI World Congress from 23 to 26 June, 2012 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,
Note that media outlets across the wider Caribbean may be subjected to a panoply of repressive measures, from jailing and persecution to the widespread scourge of ‘insult laws’ and criminal defamation, which are sometimes used by the powerful to prevent critical appraisal of their actions and to deprive the public of information about misdeeds,...
Full document here.
The ACM launches its Election Handbook for Caribbean Journalists to critical acclaim in both international and regional fora and has been designed by journalists
The handbook was researched, written and designed by the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), Eugenio Maria de Hostos Law School, Puerto Rico, the Austin Forum of the Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas, and the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area.
The publication is meant to serve as a practical resource
in equipping journalists to meet public and professional
expectations for superior election coverage.
The editorial team was led by Lennox Grant and Wesley Gibbings and included: Peter Richards, Vernon Daley, Raoul Pantin, Naylan Dwarika, Sheila Velez Martinez and Tony Deyal.