Registration open for two-day media literacy workshop for Caribbean journalists

7 June 2022

Journalists and media stakeholders from 10 Caribbean countries can now register to attend a two-day virtual workshop, as part of PMA’s project, “Media and Information Literacy and Disinformation in the Caribbean”.

Deadline: 13 JULY 2022

Join us for a two-day virtual workshop on 19 July and 21 July 2022, under the theme “Media literacy in the age of disinformation”. The workshop aims to reinforce the capacities and skills of journalists and improve the ability of news media to promote media literacy and combat disinformation.

The workshop is primarily open to practising journalists and media workers who work and reside in our target countries: The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands. Applicants must also have at least three years’ experience. A limited number of places will be available for journalists outside of the target countries.

This workshop provides the perfect opportunity for participants to network with their regional counterparts and examine their roles in promoting media and information literacy, and thwarting disinformation. Participants will be able to contribute towards the development of a situation report, and a 10-point action plan. These will then serve as useful tools and resources for those working in the Caribbean media landscape, particularly as it navigates growing threats to media freedom, media literacy, and credible journalism.

For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply, check out the application form below.

You can also read more about the project and meet our facilitators.

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).