Deadline: 15 May 2017

We are pleased to announce our upcoming workshop and meeting with UNESCO to develop social media guidelines for journalists and media organisations in the Caribbean.

The three day workshop and meeting will offer training in social media best practices and reveal the challenges journalists face in this fast changing media landscape. The workshop will take into account common pitfalls associated with social media in the Caribbean region and equip participants with the tools to better verify stories, ensure their security and improve the way they engage with their audiences.

With the guidance of workshop leaders participants will also have the opportunity to contribute their experience and newfound skills into developing a set of social media guidelines for all Caribbean media (Print, Radio & TV).  The guidelines will set out policies and techniques to ensure that media workers and journalists use social media resources productively and safely.

The event takes place in Barbados from 19-21 June 2017 and will be facilitated by the head of BBC Academy’s Investigation Support project, Paul Myers and PMA CEO, Sally-Ann Wilson. The event will be run in collaboration with the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, with support from the Caribbean Broadcasting Union.

A limited number of bursaries for travel, accommodation and incidentals are available to institutions that meet the eligibility criteria. (See attached Call for Applications). Space is also available for self-funded participants.

To apply, complete the application form and send it to PMA Membership Manager, Jasmine Chandler at no later than 15 May 2017. Applicants will be notified on the 26 May 2017.


Header image: PMA trainees receiving certificates for participating in our 2016 investigative journalism course with UNESCO