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New Year Greetings from ACM President

Greetings on a New Year by ACM President, Wesley Gibbings December 31, 2012 The ACM is wrapping up its busiest year since about a dozen of us assembled in Barbados in November 2001 and decided that we needed to re-invent an organisation of Caribbean media workers to carry the flags of press freedom advocacy, journalistic […] Read more

Jan, 01, 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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IPI World Congress 2012 – Declaration of Port of Spain

The Declaration of Port of Spain Calling for the Abolition of ‘Insult Laws’ and Criminal Defamation Legislation in the Caribbean, and for the Support of Strong, Free and Independent Media. The members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 61st Annual General Assembly during the IPI World Congress from 23 to 26 June, […] Read more

Jun, 26, 2012

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ACM Welcomes International Journalists to Port of Spain

The ACM Welcomes International Journalists to Port of Spain Port of Spain, June 21, 2012 – The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers welcomes delegates to the World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Over the past 18 months, the Local Organising Committee, co-chaired by the ACM and the Trinidad and […] Read more

Jun, 06, 2012

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ACM President’s World Press Freedom Day Message

Message of ACM President, Wesley Gibbings on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2012 May 3, 2012 Observance of World Press Freedom Day 2012 provides the Caribbean with an opportunity to take stock of its progress as a region in which rights and freedoms are held to be fundamental pillars of the development process. […] Read more

May, 03, 2012

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ACM Concerned About Grenada Dismissal

ACM Concerned About Grenada Dismissal March 29, 2012 – The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) acknowledges receipt of correspondence from its affiliate, the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) on the issues leading to the termination of the services of the Editor of the Grenada Advocate, Rawle Titus. The ACM is treating this incident as […] Read more

Mar, 12, 2012

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ACM Condems Raid on TT Newspaper

ACM Condems Raid on TT Newspaper February 11, 2012 – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) joins with its affiliate, the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago in strongly condemning the police raid on the offices of “Newsday” newspaper and the home of journalist Andre Bagoo. According to ACM’s information, on February 9, 2012, […] Read more

Feb, 11, 2012

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IPI Press Freedom Hero for T&T Media Congress

IPI Press Freedom Hero for T&T Media Congress VIENNA, 17 Jan. 2012 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today named two-time Pulitzer Prize winning American author and foreign affairs columnist David Rohde as its 63rd World Press Freedom Hero. The Vienna-based group will formally present the award – which recognizes individuals who have made a […] Read more

Jan, 17, 2012

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T&T Prime Minister to Open IPI World Congress

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to Open IPI World Congress VIENNA, 13 Jan. 2012 – Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago’s first female prime minister, will open this year’s IPI World Congress, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced today. Persad-Bissessar, a former attorney general, won a landslide victory in elections in May 2010, pledging to bring […] Read more

Jan, 13, 2012

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ACM/IFEX-ALC Concerned About Office Of OAS Special Rapporteur

ACM/IFEX-ALC Concerned About Office Of OAS Special Rapporteur Port of Spain, 12 Jan. 2012 Open Letter to OAS Permanent Council Members: Esteemed member of the Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council: We, the undersigned members of the IFEX-ALC – an alliance of 16 organisations, members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), based […] Read more

Jan, 12, 2012

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