Department of Communication (DCOMM) Broadcaster Cedric Peterson is current in Curacao attending a Caribbean Media Summit workshop that is being held on Curacao from May 3 to 5.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Government of Curacao, Curacao Media Organization, Association of Caribbean Media Workers, Caribbean Media Workers, Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Caribbean Media and Communication Institute and Curacao National Commission for UNESCO, celebrated on Friday, May 3 World Press Freedom Day followed by the summit.
The world theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day is “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media.”
The two-day Caribbean Media Summit is featuring among other things three capacity building workshops targeted for journalists/media professionals. The workshops are: reporting elections; reporting disaster; and reporting sustainable development.
The key note speech will be delivered by Alison Bethel McKenzie, Director of the International Press Institute about Safety of Journalists and Criminal Defamation.
Some of the other topics to be addressed are: Safety of Journalists in the Caribbean: Where we are and what should be done?
Decriminalizing of Defamation; Voices against impunity; Online safety for journalists; Community media and sustainable livelihood in the Caribbean; Towards quality journalism education in Caribbean: Are you doing enough?
The summit will conclude on Sunday with a final session on Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media.
The summit is taking place at the Renaissance Hotel.
PHOTO CUTLINE: DCOMM Broadcaster Cedric Peterson