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Condolences - Anthony Abrahams PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited expresses condolences to the family and associates of broadcaster and former government minister, Anthony Abrahams who died last week.

MAJ Chairman's Message - CARA's 30th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2011 23:22

The following is a message from the MAJ Chairman congratulating Corporate Affairs Research and Advertising (CARA) Limited for achieving 30 years of service:

The Media Association Jamaica Limited is pleased to publicly offer our commendation and support for the valuable work that CARA Limited has given to the Advertising, Communications, Media and Public Relations industries for three decades.

Freedom of Expression and Changing the Libel Laws of Jamaica PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2011 22:55

The following is an address given by Mr. Christopher Barnes on Freedom of Expression and Changing the Libel Laws in Jamaica at the Rotary Club of St. Andrew on May 10, 2011:

Ladies and Gentlemen, first I wish to thank you for your invitation to speak at this lunch; I admire the work that the Rotary Club does and how its members give freely of themselves for the betterment of society under the motto Service above Self.  We in the news media business share this vision, and it is upon this basis which most of us endure the day to day challenges in this often thankless job.

World Press Freedom Day 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 22:39

Media Association Jamaica Limited

Chairman's Message

May 3, 2011:  This the 20th anniversary of the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day  (WPFD), we in the Jamaican media pause to note the fact that our country, our democracy and our people have benefitted from a relatively free press for the entire two decades of this global commemoration.

United Nations Joint Messasge on World Press Freedom Day 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 22:08

Joint Message by UN Secretary-General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO Director-General on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day

The theme of World Press Freedom Day (3 May) this year is "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers".  A joint Message has been issued by the United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General.  They note that the media landscape has changed in the two decades since the Windhoek Declaration on an independent and pluralistic media was issued, but that its objective remains relevant: "to promote freedom of expression as the foundation for human dignity and the cornerstone of democracy," and they call on all governments to "join forces with the United Nations to guarantee and to promote freedom of expression in print, on the airwaves, and online."

The Message is below:-

Warmington Hangs Up On Journalist PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:40

Less than two hours after a written apology was purportedly signed and released for/by Mr. Everald Warmington, he hung up the telephone on another journalist, Mr. Halshane Burke of IRIE FM.

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