Former ACM Assistant General Secretary, Anika Kentish of Antigua & Barbuda, will represent the Association at that function. Media workers from the other islands will receive their equipment over the coming week, through a number of other designated ACM focal points.
ACM reportedly received substantial financial assistance for that purpose from Free Press Unlimited, a global media development foundation based in the Netherlands, and laptops from the Americas Office of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). This project was managed by Julian Rogers and ACM President Wesley Gibbings, with assistance from representatives in the affected islands.
Gibbings said, “We recognize that this is a limited response, and that not all needs of the kind we have sought to meet have been covered, but this is our best shot in a relatively uncharted territory for our organization. I also want to pay tribute to the work of Julian Rogers for keeping on top of things, and ensuring that this assistance reaches journalists who suffered serious losses as a result of the hurricanes”.
Free Press Unlimited is a foundation based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Free Press Unlimited’s media projects in 39 countries around the world are overseen by Program Coordinators, who specialize in particular fields &/or geographic areas.
Reporters Without Borders, or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.
The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) is a network of journalists, media workers and media associations spanning the Caribbean Basin.