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Ms. Sonia Gill is an attorney at law, development practitioner and former broadcast journalist, and media regulator. She is also the first woman to be appointed as Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (2014-2018 & 2021 – present).

An honours graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of London (UoL), between stints in service to the CBU she served as the MultiCountry Manager and Head of Programme for UNOPS in the Dutch and English Caribbean. Prior to that she was the Assistant Resident Representative and Governance Advisor of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office covering Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. There she oversaw the implementation of award-winning projects focusing on Local Governance with emphases on security and safety, as well as the role of the media in promoting transparency and anti-corruption.

After undertaking post-graduate studies in Mass Communication at UWI Mona, Ms. Gill held the post of Assistant Executive Director, and Executive Director (Ag.) of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica for over a decade. There she was crucial to the development of the Children’s Code for Programming, the first comprehensive content standards policy for broadcast media in the English-speaking Caribbean.

She was also a faculty member of the Caribbean School of Media and Communications (CARIMAC) at the UWI, Mona, lecturing in Media Skills as well as Media and Language.

She began her career as a Reporter, Editor and Producer at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados, winning the Barbados Association of Journalists award for Best Radio Story in her first year at the CBC.

Ms. Gill is a member of both the Barbados and Jamaica Bars, and for more than a decade lectured in Constitutional and Administrative Law.

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