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Monday, May 01, 2006 

Conference gathers Caribbean journalists in Barbados

Region :None
Country :Caribbean Countries
Topic :Press Freedom, Networking


Each year, Caribbean media professionals mark World Press Freedom Day with a conference. This year's event, focusing on the news media and fighting poverty, is scheduled for May 2 and 3 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The conference also will address media freedom and development in the Caribbean. The UNESCO office in Kingston, Jamaica, is organizing the event in cooperation with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and the Caribbean News Agency, among others. UNESCO says it expects about 50 media owners, managers and journalists to attend.

The event will include a public lecture on the relationship of press freedom to economic development in modern Caribbean society. The event also will include workshops on a range of other topics, such as access to information and the media's role in connecting Caribbean countries.

UNESCO: http://snipurl.com/pw5p.

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