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Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2012-06-21 10:15:00

 Jamaican Media Reps to Address IPI Congress

SEVERAL media practitioners from Jamaica will be panellists at the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress 2012 to be held in Trinidad and Tobago starting this weekend.
The Jamaican team of presenters includes Dr Canute James, director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Byron Buckley, immediate past president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ); Gleaner Company Editor, Lovelette Brooks, as well as Senior Legal Advisor/Company Secretary at The Gleaner, Shena Stubbs-Gibson.

In addition, former PAJ vice-president, Fae Ellington will be among the 360 delegates worldwide attending the congress. The four-day confab is being held under the theme, "Media in a Challenging World- a 360 degree perspective".

IPI Executive Director, Alison Bethel McKenzie, wrapping up a three-day visit to Jamaica on Wednesday (June 20), welcomed the country's participation in the upcoming World Congress as presenters and participants.
"It is an honor for IPI to host such a well-respected and high-level group from Jamaica at our World Congress. Jamaica is a leader in the media field in the region and we are certain that the experiences that Mr. Buckley, Dr. James, Ms. Brooks and Mrs Stubbs-Gibson will share with our colleagues from around the world will be very well received," said Bethel McKenzie.

She added: “On another note, we leave Jamaica today encouraged at the movement forward on abolishing criminal defamation and libel from the country’s law books. When the law is repealed, it will set a major precedence for the region and IPI will lead the international community in celebrating Jamaica’s courageous and forward-thinking move."
The IPI World Congress 2012 is being co-hosted by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers. Its president, Wesley Gibbings of Trinidad and Tobago, is one of a dozen media representatives from the region who will be presenters at the conference.

Byron Buckley
Immediate Past President -PAJ
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