PAJ News Blog

Archive for October, 2010

Oct 30

Rueters offers course in reporting crises and disasters for Caribbean journalists

JOURNALISTS from the Caribbean are being offered an opportunity to apply for a course in covering crises and disasters by the Rueters News Organisation.
Listed below are the requirements for eligibility.

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Oct 29

Press Association of Jamaica names legal advisor

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has appointed celebrated attorney Bert Samuels as its legal advisor.

Mr. Samuels, one of the country’s eminent lawyers, became a partner in the firm of Knight, Pickersgill, Dowding and Samuels, 1989-2003. He founded and practised with the Bert S. Samuels and Company in 2003-2006. Since then, he has been a partner in the firm Knight, Junor and Samuels. His main areas of practice have been industrial relations, civil and criminal litigation.
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Oct 26

PM reaffirms commitment to press freedom

Prime Minister Bruce Golding today reaffirmed his commitment to press freedom and promised that the parliamentary committee dealing with the Constituency Development Fund will remain open to the media. Mr Golding disclosed that he was not aware that the CDF committee had been meeting in private.
Mr. Golding made the comments at the Office of The Prime Minister during a courtesy call by members of the new executive of the Press Association of Jamaica. Read more


Oct 20

PAJ calls in Advisory Council

THE Press Association of Jamaica today activated the Advisory Council that is mandated to respond to overt or covert threats to Press Freedom or related issues.

Such issues will include political interference, police response to journalists at crime scenes, personal attacks and implied or expressed threats to media houses and or media practitioners. Read more