About

The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) is a network of journalists, media workers and media associations spanning the Caribbean Basin.

It was established in Barbados in 2001 and is currently led by Antiguan journalist and broadcaster, Anika Kentish.

Its membership includes media professionals and their representative associations from countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the French and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

It holds membership of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), ACP Press Clubs Federation and the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) and is represented on the Latin American and Caribbean Forum for Media Development.

The ACM has also been responsible for the publication of biennial State of the Caribbean Media Reports, an Election Handbook for Caribbean Journalists, Our Children, Our Media - Reporting Guidelines on the Coverage of Children and a Handbook for Caribbean Journalists on Climate Change.

The Association has also convened numerous training programmes on a wide variety of subjects throughout the Caribbean and is the region’s premier organisation advocating for freedom of expression and press freedom.

Constitution: ACM CONSTITUTION2

The ACM was established to:

  • Collaborate with national media associations and related organisations in promoting professional and ethical standards, safeguarding and promoting the rights and privileges of the media in all Caribbean countries
  • Respect and promote freedom of information, media freedom, and the independence of journalism
  • Encourage the formation and strengthening of national groupings and associations
  • Maintain and improve the professional status of its members and member associations
  • Protect and advance the interests of journalists and media workers at the national and regional levels
  • Facilitate the exchange of information about the media in the region
  • Undertake educational programmes for the furtherance of the professional skills of journalists and media workers in the Caribbean region
  • Promote greater understanding of media issues through research, seminars, and conferences
  • Promote co-operation and collaboration among members

Current Executive

Anika Kentish

Anika Kentish

President

Anika Kentish is an accomplished journalist/broadcaster from Antigua and Barbuda

Nazima Raghubir

Nazima Raghubir

First Vice President

Nazima Raghubir is a Guyanese television presenter/print and broadcast journalist and current president of the Guyana Press Association - the first woman to serve in this post in her country.

Kern Mason

Kern Mason

Second Vice President

Kern Mason is a Grenadian journalist who also leads the Media Workers Association of Grenada

Jewel Forde

Jewel Forde

General Secretary

Jewel Forde is an experienced Barbadian broadcaster. She currently serves on the executive committee of the ACP Press Clubs Federation.

Jean-Phares Jerome

Jean-Phares Jerome

Asst General Secretary

Jean-Phares Jerome is a Haitian journalist attached to Le Nouvelliste newspaper.

Denis Chabrol

Denis Chabrol

Floor Member

Denis Chabrol is an experienced Guyanese print and broadcast journalist who currently manages one of his country's leading online news publications.

Wesley Gibbings

Wesley Gibbings

Floor Member

Has been a print and broadcast journalist and media trainer for over 35 years. He has authored numerous papers on the media and journalism and is a well-known campaigner for press freedom in the Caribbean and internationally. He is the founding president of the ACM.