ACM Partners with ILO on Labour Reporting

Port of Spain, August 20, 2011


The International Labour Organization, Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the ILO's International Training Centre and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers will host a media workshop entitled "Communicating Rights at Work" from 28-30 September 2011 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The workshop aims at providing media professionals with the knowledge and skills to use international labour standards in their media reporting, thereby raising awareness of internationally-recognized human rights at work and its relevance to national social and labour issues.

Media houses are invited to nominate a journalist with a track record of covering labour and business issues, to participate in the workshop. The ILO will cover the cost of travel, accommodation, meals, tuition and training materials. Further details are provided in the attached brochure.

As only one journalist will be selected per country, you are invited to complete and submit the attached nomination form early, on or before 2 September, 2011.

Should you require further information or clarification, please contact Mrs. Roma Wong Sang, Information Officer at

Workshop Brochure can be found here


ACM President Leads Delegation on IPI Congress 2012

Port of Spain, June 21, 2011


A delegation led by ACM President, Wesley Gibbings, on June 21 held talks with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, regarding plans for the staging of the 62nd International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress in Port of Spain in 2012.

The delegation included IPI Director, Alison Bethel-McKenzie; IPI Events and Conferences Manager, Michael Kudlak; President of the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers' and Broadcasters' Association (TTPBA), Kiran Maharaj and Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) Executive, Francesca Hawkins.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed her interest in the Congress and was invited to deliver Opening Remarks at the event.

Full release can be found here


ACM elected to IFEX Executive Committee

ACM, June 2, 2011


The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) has been elected to the Council of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange(IFEX)and its 5-member Executive Committee.

IFEX MembersThe Trinidad-based organisation was elected during the Biennial General Meeting of IFEX in Beirut, Lebanon on May 31.

ACM President, Wesley Gibbings, will serve alongside representatives from 11 national, regional and international organisations from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.

Full release can be found here


Agri Media Awards Launched

ACM, May 3, 2011


The 2011 Caribbean Media Awards for Excellence Agricultural Journalism has been inaugurated by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) with the financial support of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

The awards follow a similar initiative in Trinidad and Tobago over the past two years. The competition covers work published or broadcast between April 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011, and closes July 1.


'Election Handbook' Launched as 'Practical Resource'

ACM Administrator


The ACM launches its Election Handbook for Caribbean Journalists to critical acclaim in both international and regional fora and has been designed by journalists for 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.