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Our Children, Our Media: A Guide for Caribbean Practitioners

The media in the Caribbean region have been pivotal in breaking the silence around violence and abuse of children. Greater awareness of child rights deprivations and violations in this region is in part due to increased media focus on these issues.
In 2016, I edited Our Children, Our Media: A Guide for Caribbean Practitioners - for the region's journalists and broadcasters on behalf of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers. It's intended to help build the capacity of the media executives and professionals in traditional and new media institutions to implement policies governing reporting on children’s issues. Also included is a model Caribbean children's broadcast code.
This work followed from a workshop that brought together legal, child rights and communications specialists, editors, reporters and broadcasters from across the Eastern Caribbean and Suriname, held in Antigua in late 2015.
It is the product of a collaboration involving the ACM, the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) and UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Area Office with assistance from many institutions and individuals with an interest in improved media practice in this important area, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) project on juvenile justice which is funded by USAID. 
Feel free to download and to share. It may also be found in the publications section of the ACM website.

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