Tuesday, May 3, 2011
With World Press Freedom Day in mind GPA should encourage its members to act professionally
Today is World Press Freedom Day and instead of urging its members, particularly the Kaieteur News and Stabroek News, to act responsible whilst adhering to the basic tenents of journalistic practise all we heard from the Guyana Press Association is bascially a verbiage of political rethoric. The GPA seems more concerned about its President's inability to access Office of the President and State House rather than the poor work ethic of some of its members. The organisation itself has been up for scrutiny with many questioning the journalistic qualifications of none other than the association's president, Capitol News anchor man, Gordon Moseley. Kaieteur News was just recently accused of publishing in excess of 300 misleading articles over a three month period and the GPA was voiceless throughout this period. The Newspaper openly attacked members of the government and went as far as manufacturing images and information when reporting on a particular project.Throughout all this we heard not a single word from the GPA except of course when governmet officials were forced to respond in kind.