The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), with funding from UNICEF and in collaboration with the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) recently held a five (5) week training course for members of the CBU on “Ethical Reporting on Children’s Issues”.
The sessions were delivered over a three-day period to nominated employees of CBU member stations and covered both the legal aspects of reporting on minors and ethical and journalistic standards. Topics included Principles of Interviewing Children and/or Reporting on Children & Children’s Issues, Programming and Content That Helps and from Idea to Feature Story.
We extend special thanks to the trainers: Dr. Letnie Rock, Senior Lecturer in Social Work (retired), Yvette Rowe, Lecturer, Broadcast Journalism, CARIMAC; and Steffon Campbell, Lecturer, Broadcast Journalism, CARIMAC, Wesley Gibbings, Carla Bridglal and Emanuel Joseph, ACM. Participants have expressed gratitude for this welcomed opportunity to broaden their knowledge.
- “Thank you for extending the invitation for me to participate. I am very grateful to have been a part of this Training Course and look forward to implementing what was shared.”
– Gabrielle Thompson
- “I want to say I really enjoyed the interactions during this course and look forward to any future sessions. I'm always eager to learn from those willing to share their experiences.”
– Cindy Raghubar-Teekersingh
- “I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and the dialogue from this training. While some of the information was already known it was great to get perspectives from different reporters from the Caribbean region. The presentations will, I believe, serve to help me in my continued work. I wouldn’t have changed anything. I thank you all for this opportunity and look forward to putting the information to good use.”
– Darrel Moguel
- “I find that the recently-concluded 3-day training sessions were excellently presented. It was very thought-provoking and quite timely considering the recent activities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I look forward to developing my pitches and producing a great radio series. However, I vow to do my part as a responsible radio personality in protecting the nation’s children.”
– Javelle Frank