General Secretary of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers, ACM, Denis Chabrol, says the body is concerned that verbal and political attacks against media workers in Guyana could get physical.

The ACM says several Guyanese journalists have recently been subjected to attacks and cyber bullying from government officials, opposition politicians and their supporters.

In one case, a journalist was met with abusive language when she tried to ask questions at a media conference.

The ACM, which lists President of the Press Association of Jamaica, Milton Walker, as its second Vice President, is calling for Guyanese politicians to exercise restraint, while encouraging their members and supporters to do the same.

Mr. Chabrol says there are also concerns that Guyana could lose ground on the World Press Freedom Index.