January 5, 2017 – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) and Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT), will be hosting an industry consultation on developing a framework for Media Self-Regulation in Port of Spain on January 06, 2017.
The UNESCO-funded consultation follows research conducted in 2014 by an ACM team in Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago and subsequent follow-up consultations in Saint Lucia on November 4, 2016.
Participating in the consultation will be senior representatives of the ACM, including VP Denis Chabrol who also sits on the executive committee of the Guyana Press Association (GPA), together with Margaux Ewen of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Travis Montooth of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority and a cross-section of key national stakeholders.
There will also be presentations by Ms Kiran Maharaj, Vice-President of the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA), Chairman of the Media Complaints Council (MCC) of Trinidad and Tobago, Josh Rudder and ACM President, Wesley Gibbings, who led the initial research into the subject.
The consultation is due to take place in the conference room of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean in Port of Spain. It will be streamed live on the ACM’s Facebook page: