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Media Association of St. Kitts and Nevis to host workshop on media and the law, among other areas

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Journalists and media workers across St. Kitts and Nevis will benefit from training in the areas of media and the law, crime reporting, intellectual property, and freedom of information.   

The workshop takes place on Tuesday, May 02, 2023. The morning session of the workshop will be facilitated by retired Judge Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo of Trinidad and Tobago.

There will also be a panel discussion in the afternoon with presentations from the Attorney General, Hon. Garth Wilkin, veteran Caribbean journalist Wesley Gibbings, and Ms. Jamiella McPhail, Communications Director of the Media Association of St. Kitts and Nevis, among others.

“You can’t have too much training in the media, no matter how many years of experience you have. It’s such a dynamic profession that you always have to sharpen your skills and learn new things, and there are so many new developments happening.

But when it comes to law and the media, we find that there are times—not only in St. Kitts and Nevis but across the Caribbean—that journalists and media workers run into problems with the law. They are getting sued for defamation, for libel, or they publish something that contravenes the ethics of journalism as it relates to the law, so we felt that it would be important for us to have a workshop.”

The workshop is being sponsored by the United States Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.

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