2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Denis Chabrol

Association of Caribbean Media Workers
2nd Vice President
MR. DENIS CHABROL has been a media practitioner all his working life, having entered radio on a work-study attachment at the now defunct Guyana Broadcasting Corporation in 1984.

He began his media career as a Studio Engineer and later transitioned to on-air, news and current affairs productions before leaving to work as Chief of the Caribbean News Agency’s (CANA) (now the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) Bureaus in Georgetown and in Antigua for the Leeward Islands.

Currently, he is the correspondent for Agence France Presse and one of the local contributors to the Caribbean Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He has also pursued several professional development courses in print and radio journalism through the Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (COMBROAD) and the United States Information Service (USIS). He has also pioneered the establishment of Online Media in his native Guyana and still owns and manages the highly reputable entity, Demerara Waves Online News.

Mr. Chabrol was twice elected as the President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA).

Currently, he is the Second Vice President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), the Pan Caribbean organisation that represents individuals and media houses. The ACM is also widely regarded by major international media organisations as the Caribbean’s voice on Freedom of Expression, other media issues and professional development of the sector.