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Protest forces organisers to withdraw CARIFTA Games media accreditation fee
2013-01-22 10:24:37 | (0 Comments)
The Association of Caribbean Media Workers Association has welcomed news that organizers are reconsidering a US$100 accreditation fee for media workers covering the 42nd Junior CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas.
The Association says the fee can hinder media coverage of an event that attracts significant public attention.
Media practitioners have quoted organizers of the March 29 to April 1 games as saying the fee is applicable for a March 11 accreditation deadline.
The proposed accreditation fee was considered a financial burden to sports journalists and had sparked protest among the regionís media.
The Junior CARIFTA Games, which have produced World record holders and Olympic Champions, is considered one of the best development meets in world athletics.
Jamaica has won the championship on 36 of 41 occasions and has won every Game since 1985.
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