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PAJ Meeting with JAAA



Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2012-06-27 16:52:00

Major steps have been taken to resolve the disagreement involving journalists and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) during a meeting involving representative of the Press Association of Jamaica, the Media Association of Jamaica and the athletic body.

The issue arose out of the JAAA’s decision to charge media houses an accreditation processing fee for covering the event,  restricting the number of journalists who should be accredited and a request for photographers to hand over copies of all pictures taken at the meet.

Coming out of today’s meeting; the JAAA has agreed to review the request for accreditation processing fee and will continue dialogue with the media to arrive at a mutually beneficially agreement.
The JAAA will also actively seek to put in place an additional area at the national stadium to accommodate members of the media to better allow them to serve the public.

While some concerns still surround the issue of the number of journalists who will be accredited from each media house, it was generally accepted that two reporters and a photographer will be allowed for each print media.


For electronic entities, one reporter per media house will be accommodated, as consideration has to be made for entitlements associated with purchased rights to live broadcast of the event
On the matter of the request for photographers to hand over their work, it was made clear that copyright and other legal considerations would prohibit such a move, hence the  meeting agreed that further discussion would need to take place with the media entities so that this matter can be resolved.
 




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