Thursday 29 October, 2020

Journalists in Guyana threatened for post-election coverage

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) said it is concerned about threats to local media professionals after their coverage of events that followed March 2 Regional and General Elections.

In a statement, GPA said the threats were shared on social media and journalists are also being prevented from doing their jobs.

GPA said journalists covering the elections underwent a "stringent process of media accreditation" to determine their legitimacy and "we would expect that all due regard be paid and courtesies extended to these professionals in the execution of their duties.”

“The GPA also calls on the leadership of all political parties, state authorities and interest groups to openly discourage actions that can have the impact of undermining the work of journalists and their media enterprises.”

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers has been informed of the development for further transmission to international agencies.

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