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Mass Media

Statement by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023

Greetings to all media workers across the Caribbean on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day being observed on May 3. The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day- “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights”- throws the spotlight on the invaluable role of the freedom to receive and impart ...

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Association of Caribbean Media Workers lodges protest note with OAS Secretary General over exclusion from media initiative

The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) has strenuously objected to the Organisation of American States (OAS) sidelining of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the creation of a Center for Media Integrity of the Americas that would supposedly benefit the region. In a letter of protest to the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, the ACM welcomed the proposed centre but ...

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Guyana Chronicle staff petition President for removal of editor-in-chief; Mohabir says staff never raised concerns

At least 23 staff members of the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), the publisher of the Chronicle newspaper, have petitioned President Irfaan Ali for the removal of editor-in-chief Tajeram Mohabir, claiming that he has displayed poor leadership and contributing to increased operational costs. “We believe that his removal as EIC would facilitate the development of the editorial department in ...

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Streamline – what’s in a word?

by GHK Lall On the grand occasion of the celebration of Indian Arrival Day, the PPP Government initiated what comes across as the curious celebration of its own. It came in the form of “Gov signals intent to “streamline” social media news entities” (Demerara Waves, May 5). On the face of it, this intent signaled from the Hon. Prime Minister’s ...

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Shake-up in state media continues

The shake-up in the management of Guyana’s state media continues with the removal of persons who appeared connected to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition, the latest being at the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GGNL). Broadcaster and middle-level manager, Michella Abraham-Ali has been elevated to the post of acting Chief Executive Officer. She ...

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NCN announcer’s APNU+AFC candidacy at centre of Editor-in-Chief being sent on leave

The Editor-in-Chief of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Leeron Brummel was late this afternoon sent on leave, stemming from his objection to a governing coalition candidate reading the news. Demerara Waves Online News/News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM was told that Mr. Brummel was summoned to a meeting by the NCN Chairman, Enrico Woolford, and told that he was being ...

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Pro-PPP radio, TV stations take GNBA to court over alleged freedom of expression violations

Two radio and television stations closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) want the High Court to find that their constitutional right to freedom of expression has been violated by a hearing committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) which they say has not been legally constituted. Through their lawyers – Mohabir A. Nandlall, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, Manoj ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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Former GDF reservist arrested for questioning into Kaieteur News grenade attack

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) reservist, who was wanted in connection with a grenade attack outside Kaieteur News several years ago, was arrested Tuesday night, police sources said. The police officer said Shemar Wilson was taken into custody shortly after he deplaned a Surinane Airways flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He was deported from French Guiana, ...

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WPA urges new GECOM Chair to resist “pressures” to scrap house-to-house registration

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday called on the new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson to resist pressure for halting house-to-house registration, amidst incessant calls by the opposition for elections to be held swiftly with a claims and objections period to update the existing voters’ list. “Justice (Claudette) Singh’s first task has to do with the contentious issue of ...

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