Register now for the CBU 53rd Annual General Assembly!

10 June 2022

Registration is now open for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s 53rd Annual General Assembly! The event will take place in-person from 15-17 August in Tobago.

The Public Media Alliance is pleased to collaborate with CBU for a Conference Day session in the afternoon of 16 August. The PMA session will feature a panel show of experts as they explore media literacy, the media’s role as a media literacy partner, and how news professionals can thwart mis- and disinformation. The session will be run as part of our regional UNESCO-IPDC funded project on thwarting disinformation in partnership with the Association for Caribbean Media Workers and the Media Institute of the Caribbean. The session fits into the AGA’s overall theme of “Media and Information Literacy”.

More details on the PMA session will follow in the coming weeks.

CBU’s Annual General Assembly is a premier event where participating member organisations have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues affecting the media industry, both regionally and abroad. The event is also an opportunity to reward members and celebrate the year’s best in television, radio, digital and print media at the CBU Caribbean Media Awards gala.

Members of CBU and the Public Media Alliance will benefit from discounted registration rates which will include a tour, Opening Ceremony and Hall of Fame Induction on 15 August, Conference Day and the Caribbean Media Awards on Tuesday August 16. CBU members will also be able to attend the Members’ Plenary and Closing Cocktail Reception on 17 August at no additional cost.

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union's 53rd Annual General Assembly is being held in Tobago from 15-17 August. Credit: CBU

CBU’s conference day has been organised with the support from the UNESCO Global Alliance on Media and Information Literacy. Find out more and register for the CBU AGA here

PMA in partnership with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union


PMA’s Disinformation Project in the Caribbean 

Our session at the CBU AGA will form part of PMA’s project on thwarting disinformation in the Caribbean. The project aims to improve the capacity of media workers to promote media literacy and thwart disinformation.

Find out more: “Developing a Situation Report & Action Plan on Media and Information Literacy and Disinformation in the Caribbean”.

The project’s final objective is to contribute towards improved media and information literacy in the Caribbean by laying the foundation for more careful reporting, fact-checking, transparency regarding media ownership, and increased regional collaboration. The project will be split across three key activities:

  • A situation report and analysis of media literacy, disinformation, and trust in news across the Caribbean.
  • A two-day virtual workshop for journalists to reinforce their capacities and skills, and improve the ability of news media to promote media literacy and combat disinformation. Register here
  • A hybrid event at CBU’s 53rd AGA to discuss dis- and misinformation, media literacy, and the feasibility of a Caribbean-wide trusted news project.

The project is implemented by the Public Media Alliance (PMA) and our regional partners, the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC) and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM). It is supported by the UNESCO Kingston office and UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communications (IPDC).