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MEDIA RELEASE Canadian-funded IMPACT Justice Project to host Media Law Workshop

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(BRIDGETOWN) Media personnel from across the region began a two-day Media Law Workshop being hosted by the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice). IMPACT Justice, which is a regional justice sector reform project, is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

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Dr. Margaret Gail Miller

The Workshop, which takes place from today to February 24 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Barbados, falls under the project’s Public Legal Education Component. The topics to be presented are aimed at addressing the rights of the media; the role of the media in educating the public about their rights and the media’s duty to act responsibly.

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Prof. Velma Newton

Editor Bennette Roach, The Montserrat Reporter is participating in the workshop which commenced with an Opening Ceremony at which Dr. Margaret Gail Miller, Senior Director to the Caribbean Regional Programme and Director for Canada to the Caribbean Development Bank, delivered remarks on behalf of the Government of Canada. Prof. Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice, will provide an introduction to the Project.

Commenting on the goals of the workshop, Prof. Newton stated, “It is expected that the delivery of this programme will result in increased knowledge of the rights of journalists and the legal parameters within which they are expected to operate; increased knowledge of the rights of the public in relation to the media and an overall awareness of the principles of responsible journalism.”

 

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(BRIDGETOWN) Media personnel from across the region began a two-day Media Law Workshop being hosted by the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice). IMPACT Justice, which is a regional justice sector reform project, is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

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Dr. Margaret Gail Miller

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The Workshop, which takes place from today to February 24 at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Barbados, falls under the project’s Public Legal Education Component. The topics to be presented are aimed at addressing the rights of the media; the role of the media in educating the public about their rights and the media’s duty to act responsibly.

DSC_3511

Prof. Velma Newton

Editor Bennette Roach, The Montserrat Reporter is participating in the workshop which commenced with an Opening Ceremony at which Dr. Margaret Gail Miller, Senior Director to the Caribbean Regional Programme and Director for Canada to the Caribbean Development Bank, delivered remarks on behalf of the Government of Canada. Prof. Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice, will provide an introduction to the Project.

Commenting on the goals of the workshop, Prof. Newton stated, “It is expected that the delivery of this programme will result in increased knowledge of the rights of journalists and the legal parameters within which they are expected to operate; increased knowledge of the rights of the public in relation to the media and an overall awareness of the principles of responsible journalism.”