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 headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, under serving President Wesley Gibbings.

Its membership includes media professionals and their representative associations from countries of the Caribbean Community CARICOM) and the 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.

Read: ACM Constitution

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

Wesley Gibbings

Wesley Gibbings

President

Has been a print and broadcast journalist and media trainer for over 30 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.

Jabari Fraser

Jabari Fraser

First Vice President

Jabari Fraser is a Trinidadian broadcast journalist who was first elected to the executive of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers at the 7th Biennial General Assembly in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 2013.

Denis Chabrol

Denis Chabrol

Second Vice President

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

Jewel Forde

Jewel Forde

General Secretary Ag.

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

 
Nazima Raghubir

Nazima Raghubir

Floor Member

Nazima Raghubir is a Guyanese television presenter/print and broadcast journalist and executive member of the Guyana Press Association.

Rohan Powell

Rohan Powell

Floor Member

Rohan Powell is an experienced print and broadcast media professional and executive member of the Press Association of Jamaica.