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Alison Bethel McKenzie

December 08, 2017

MWAG’s New Leadership Dive Right In With Awards Gala

St. George’s, Grenada – On Dec. 3, the Media Worker’s Association of
Grenada (MWAG) held its journalism awards gala – the first time it had
done so in two years.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 17, 2017

The 10th Annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC)

More than 1,100 investigative journalists and their supporters are gathered in
Johannesburg this week to discuss everything from how to gather data to safety of
journalists, how to fund investigative journalism to teaching methodology in data
and investigative journalism.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 01, 2017


November 2 is the day that the world recognizes the need to
end impunity for crimes against journalists. This year, I am
participating in a regional symposium on freedom of the press and
the safety of journalists in Doha, Qatar.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

October 12, 2017

Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg

Wish you could attend the 10th Global Investigative Journalism
Conference (GIJC) in Johannesburg next month? Don't be sad;
I'll be there from 14-19 November!

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Trinidad And Tobago Guardian

October 02, 2017

Solid Reporting Still Critical

Honest, professional storytelling lies at the heart of good journalism.
But coupled with this there must be ongoing training and upgrading
of resources for journalists, especially in the digital age.

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Trinidad And Tobago Guardian

October 02, 2017

Experts at Guardian Digital Media Symposium Newsrooms must adapt

Digital media consultant Nic Newman says traditional media companies
risk losing relevance unless they put digital at the heart of what they do.

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October 02, 2017

Xenophobia A Major Challenge For Caribbean Journalists

Alison Bethel McKenzie, former executive director of the International Press Institute,
said on Friday that xenophobia is one of the major challenges confronting Caribbean
media workers in the digital age.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

September 11, 2017

Hurricanes May Have Made Them Homeless, But Not Hopeless

Many people cannot image the stress associated with preparing for,

living through and surviving a hurricane. Nor can they imagine losing everything.

It’s not the little things, like the vase you bought on your visit to New York;

nor is it even the big things, like your house. What hurts most is the loss of baby pictures,

diplomas, family jewels, the family Bible – things that cannot be replaced.

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Elizabeth Solomon

August 30, 2017

Walking The Line

Guest Blog

Journalists are not columnists. They are not called on to opine. Columnists are

people who bring their experience and particular perspective to what’s happening

around us to deepen our thinking on current issues. Journalists don't have it

so easy.

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Andrew Johnson

August 30, 2017

Trump’s Attacks on the Media Are More Serious Than You Think

Guest Blog

President Trump has initiated a war against the media that authoritarians

all over the globe can now take full advantage of, by creating oppressive

policies that restrict the circulation of “fake news.”

The war against truthful reporting must be stopped.

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