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ACM supports global observance of No Impunity Day 2015

November 2 marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Currently, 9 out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unsolved and unpunished. This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are silenced and citizens are denied accurate information about the societies in which they live. The International […] Read more

Oct, 30, 2015

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Revised Code of Ethics

Revised ACM Code of Ethics October 4, 2015 Members of affiliated organisations of the ACM and individual members commit to the belief that ethical journalism provides a foundation for ensuring the free exchange of accurate, fair and thorough information. We subscribe to the principles that require journalists to seek truth and report it, minimise harm, […] Read more

Oct, 12, 2015

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ACM Resolution on Impunity

Resolution on Impunity Against Journalists October 4, 2015 Recalling our Assembly resolution of October 26, 2013 in support of the annual observance of International Day to End Impunity on November 23; Emphasising our commitment to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; Acknowledging the importance of journalists and other communicators in informing, mediating and […] Read more

Oct, 09, 2015

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New ACM Executive Installed at 8th Assembly

    A new executive committee of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) was installed at the 8th Biennial General Assembly of the organisation hosted in Port of Spain, Trinidad on October 4, 2015. Trinidadian journalist, Wesley Gibbings, will serve as President for the period 2015-2017. First Vice President (Finance) is Jabari Fraser (T&T) and […] Read more

Oct, 08, 2015

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13 Countries for ACM Biennial Assembly

National associations and focal points from 13 Caribbean countries have confirmed their participation in the Eighth Biennial General Assembly of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM). The Assembly is being hosted in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday October 4, on the eve of the Strategy Conference and General Meeting of the International Freedom of Expression […] Read more

Sep, 24, 2015

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ACM VP, Peter Richards Addresses Caribbean Broadcasting Union

Caribbean Broadcasting Union Annual General Assembly, St. George’s, Grenada  August 18, 2015  Digital Journalism and Media Freedom in the Caribbean  By Peter Richards Digital Journalism and Media Freedom in the Caribbean   INTRODUCTION Press freedom goes hand in hand with democracy. As countries in the Caribbean seek a more democratic structure, the concept of press […] Read more

Aug, 19, 2015

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Eighth Biennial General Assembly in Trinidad

The 8th Biennial General Assembly of the ACM will take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad on October 4, 2015. Member associations and focal points in 13 Caribbean countries will assemble for the meeting. The agenda includes election of officers for the period 2015-2017, national press freedom reports, resolutions and discussions on a variety of […] Read more

Jul, 22, 2015

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ACM hosts IFEX in Trinidad

The ACM will host members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from October 5-8, 2015. The Local Organising Committee is co-chaired by the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) with assistance from the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT). The General Meeting and […] Read more

Jul, 11, 2015

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Fraser, Fillmore to feature at Suriname media workshops

Fraser, Fillmore to feature in Suriname January 3 – Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) editor and producer and founding member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, Nick Fillmore, and veteran Trinidadian journalist, broadcaster and media trainer, Tony Fraser, will be among international resource persons attending Journalism Week activities in Suriname from January 21-27. Observances […] Read more

Jan, 03, 2013

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IPI on Criminal Defamation in the Caribbean

IPI Thoughts On Criminal Defamation In The Caribbean Early this year, Dominican journalist Johnny Alberto Salazar was sentenced to six months in jail for slander and libel. The charges stemmed from Salazar’s on-air comments accusing Pedro Baldera, a local Human Rights Committee official, of “protecting delinquents and people linked to organised crime.” Salazar, an elected […] Read more

Aug, 29, 2012

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