September 15, 2016 – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), in collaboration with the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL), will be hosting an industry consultation on developing a framework for Media Self-Regulation in Saint Lucia on September 30, 2016.
The UNESCO-funded consultation follows research conducted in 2014 by an ACM team in Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Participating in the September 30 consultation will be international media law expert, Dr Matt Duffy of the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA.
Dr Duffy has worked as a journalist for several news outlets including the Boston Herald and the Marietta Daily Journal. He now teaches journalism and media law. His research focuses on international approaches to media law.
There will also be presentations by Ms Kiran Maharaj, Vice-President of the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) which established a Media Complaints Council (MCC) in 1997 and ACM President, Wesley Gibbings, who led the initial research into the subject.
The consultation, which is due to take place at the Palm Haven Hotel in Gros Islet, will be followed by an afternoon session on Cyber-Crime legislation in the Caribbean. Dr Duffy will also lead discussions on this issue with inputs from St Vincent and the Grenadines activist, Ms Anesia Baptiste, Gibbings and Maharaj.
For further information and registration, please contact: Ms Onel Sanford-Belle, General Secretary of the ACM on: acmmail [at] gmail [dot] com.