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The media staged a walkout yesterday at the Ministry of Home Affairs after Permanent Secretary for that Ministry, Angela Johnson,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, attempted to dictate what types of question should have been asked at a press briefing.Yesterday, the media turned up at the Ministry for a press briefing with Minister Clement Rohee and a representative of UNESCO, Alton Grizzle, who is working on a Community Radio project for that entity.After waiting for about 40 minutes, the media was told that Minister Rohee was engaged in another meeting but that his Permanent Secretary will host the briefing.Grizzle briefed the media about his project and subsequently fielded questions.When asked about his organisation’s position on the Gordon Moseley incident, considering the fact that the organisation is a front runner on championing Freedom of the Press, Grizzle said that he was not aware of the incident.He, however, added that freedom of the press is indeed a mandate of UNESCO.“We seek to work with our member states and with governments across the globe to promote this important precept.I should indicate that freedom of the press in the Caribbean is not considered to have any significant problems,” Grizzle said.When the same question was directed to UNESCO resident representative, Inghe Nathoo, Permanent Secretary Johnson said that such a question would not be entertained at the press briefing.This prompted the media operatives to pick up their equipment and walk out from the boardroom.Only members of the state owned media houses remained in the boardroom of the Ministry.Meanwhile, in a statement issued last evening, the Guyana Press Association stated that the body welcomes the move by several media houses to join in a range of activities to protest what are ‘clearly worsening attacks’ against the media in Guyana.The GPA has received commitments from Kaieteur News, Stabroek News,  Capitol News, Evening News, CNS TV6, GWTV News 2, HBTV Channel 9, Prime News, Guyana Times among others, to engage in a range of activities designed to send a ‘very strong’ and ‘clear signal’ to the administration that the media shall not allow its rights to be trampled upon.“Media workers are being guided accordingly, knowing full well that we may be collectively expected to intensify our activities during the  course of the coming weeks leading up to, during and after the month of August 2008 if the ban is not lifted,” the GPA statement stated.Already, the GPA said,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, several ministerial engagements with the media,wholesale nfl jerseys, including a briefing on Carifesta X by Culture Minister,Cheap NFL Jerseys, Frank Anthony, were yesterday aborted,Wholesale Jerseys Authentic, fearing a boycott or any of the other activities planned by the media.The GPA has been advised that Gordon Moseley’s position that he is ‘truly fed up with the President and his office’s constant attacks on the private media, especially Capitol News’ is not disparaging and disrespectful.“We do not see the need for any apology in this matter, even as we remain hopeful of an amicable resolution by the unconditional lifting of the ban.We do not believe that at this juncture of our evolving democracy, that media workers and indeed any Guyanese should be beneficiaries and victims of Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression.”This approach, GPA added, can amount to nothing more than a ‘smoke-screen’ to utilise freely expressed views by journalists and Guyanese in general to vilify them and declare them enemies of the state.Such is the case with Moseley,Wholesale NBA Jerseys, who defended himself against President Jagdeo’s criticisms of a report on a meeting the latter had held with Guyanese in Antigua earlier this month, the Association said.
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