Guests of Heads of Media Meetings (March 2012) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 March 2012 00:00

March 2, 2012 Guests:  Private Sector Working Group (Senator Imani Duncan-Price, Joseph Matalon, Wayne Henry)

Mr. Matalon presented the Tax Reform Proposal of Jamaica (available for viewing on he PSOJ website) which he noted was a complex area and was supported by 70 business associates.

Guests of Heads of Media Meeting (February 2012) PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 February 2012 22:52

February 3, 2012 Guests:  Jamaica50 Committee (Chairman, Planning Committee – Ian Wong; Secretariat Director – Robert Bryan)

Messrs. Wong and Bryan advised the media heads of events planned for the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary.  Functions were to be held throught the year.  They were interested in collaborating with the media to ensure that the events were publicized locally and abroad.

Ideas were exchanged and further discourse is expected.

Media Heads Meet Minister Sandrea Falconer PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:00

On January 26, 2012 the Executive Committee of the Media Association Ja. Ltd. and media heads paid a courtesy call on Minister Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), at the Office of the Prime Minister to welcome her to her new position and apprise her of issues that were still on the table.

Guest of Heads of Media Meeting (October 2011) PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 October 2011 03:31

October 7, 2011 Guest:   Jamaica Association for Community Cable Operators (JACCO)
                                    President, Mrs. Winsome Witter

Further to discussons held at with the  Broadcasting Commission on Digital Switchover, the JACCO was invited to attend the October Heads of Media meeting.  The discussions included, inter alia, the installation of A/B switch boxes to facilitate viewers with the option of watching free-to-air stations with or without cable connection. 

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (September 2011) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 16:50

September 2, 2011 Guests:  Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG)

J-FLAG discussed their concerns that the media hesitated to air their Public Service Announcement (Ms. Christine Straw, Miss Jamaica Universe 2004, having a conversation with her gay brother telling  him he was loved regardless of his sexual orientation).  The intention of the PSA was to increase tolerance of homosexuals in the society as many homosexuals were rejected by their families and communities and left homeless.

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (August 2011) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2011 18:55

August 5, 2011

Guests:  G2K – Delano Seiveright, Colin Burgher, Marlon Morgan

The G2K apologized for their use of the term “go after” directed to media practitioners and explained that this was a misunderstanding.

Other points of discussion included:-

  • Confidentiality and proper management of newsroom: The MAJ explained that each newsroom was held accountable for publishing.  Breaches by staff can subject them to disciplinary action.
  • Introduction of complaints council:  The MAJ mentioned that the PAJ had revised a Code of Conduct.  Also, there are broadcasting regulations to which all media houses are subject. 
  • Identifying political leaning of journalists.  The MAJ disagreed that this was necessary.

The MAJ advised they were always open for further dialogue


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