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The PAJ on the Conference with the CVC



Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2014-06-24 00:00:00

In light of the current public discussion surrounding the press conference convened last week by the Caribbean Coalition of Vulnerable Communities, the Press Association of Jamaica wishes to state:

1. The role of the journalist is to ask questions and seek answers on behalf of the public and to pursue the sole agenda of getting to the truth.

2. It is expected that journalists will always be respectful in the conduct of their duties as we equally demand the respect of the people we interact with on a daily basis.

3.  The press is the voice of the people and cannot be shut up or shut down at will in any democracy, regardless of threats, condescending tones, remarks or any other means to belittle or denigrate.

4.  The PAJ is urging journalists to operate by the agreed Code of Practice at all times as we continue the quest to serve the public.




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