The Guyana Press Association calls on the Guyana Police Force to execute an in-depth investigation into the presence of a live grenade near a vehicle owned by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. Regardless of the motive, the act alone has a chilling effect on press freedom.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on November 5 ruled that the lives and personal integrity of three Kaietur News Journal journalists were in danger after they were threatened for publishing reports of serious wrongdoing by the government.
IPI is concerned over a recorded phone call in which a person identified as the Guyana AG appeared to suggest that “Kaieteur News” staff members risked deadly reprisal if the paper continued its critical reporting.
Less than a month after its mandate came into effect, Guyana’s new National Broadcasting Authority (NBA) is facing criticism for its domination by members with links to the ruling party, none of whom apparently have substantive experience in broadcasting.
IPI welcomed news that the suspension of CNS TV6 would not prevent the station from broadcasting in the run up to the 28 November elections, but the group maintained its call on President Jagdeo to lift the ban entirely.
President Jagdeo suspended CNS Channel Six for a four-month period following a comment made by an opposition parliamentarian during a programme.
(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s discriminatory decision on 13 July 2008 to declare TV reporter and producer Gordon Moseley persona non grata in the office of the president, and supports the efforts of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) to resolve the conflict as soon as possible. Moseley works for Capitol News, a […]
(IAPA/IFEX) – The following is an abridged IAPA 15 April 2008 press release: IAPA calls for greater press freedom in Guyana, Bermuda MIAMI, Florida (April 15, 2008) – The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed concern at the temporary closure of a television station in Guyana by the Guyanese president. It also urged the […]
(IAPA/IFEX) – The following is a 25 may 2007 IAPA press release: IAPA protests discrimination in Guyana MIAMI, Florida (May 25, 2007) – The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today gave its support to an open call by the news media in Guyana for the government of President Bharrat Jagdeo to reconsider its position and […]
(RSF/IFEX) – Guyana’s leading daily, “The Stabroek News”, has learned it is now under a total effective boycott by state advertisers after the Government Information Agency (GINA) on 6 February 2007 cancelled advertising space booked in the paper for the Guyana Revenue Authority. Since November 2006, this was the only body still placing advertising in […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is a 6 February 2007 IPI press release: Vienna, 6 February 2007 IPI Says Pressure on Guyanese Newspaper Continues as State-Owned Companies also Withdraw Advertising Following the Guyanese government’s recent decision to halt advertising in the Stabroek News, it now appears that a number of state-owned companies, who have their own […]