Press Releases
Radio Broadcasting Assistance for Haiti PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) has today advised the Minister With Responsibility for Information, Hon. Daryl Vaz, to make an offer to Haitian authorities for help from some MAJ members to aid in establishing an emergency radio broadcasting system in Port-au-Prince.

New Year's Message from the MAJ Chairman PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 December 2009 00:00

The Media Association, Jamaica Limited (MAJ) wishes for all Jamaicans a peaceful and a productive New Year.  For members of the media fraternity our special wish is for a safe and energetic 2010.

From all indications the past year has been one of the most challenging for the industry.  There were significant activities relating to efforts to change the onerous defamation laws in the country; efforts to strengthen and improve compliance with the provisions of the Access to Information Laws and efforts to cope with regulatory issues in the electronic media.

MAJ Says Its Offer to Collaborate With Government Ministries and Agencies Still Stands PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJL) notes the latest release from the Minister with Responsibility for Information regarding efforts to clean up music accessible to members of the public through the electronic media and in public spaces.  The focus on public spaces is commendable and welcomed by the MAJ as it has been a point being raised by us since March of this year and was repeated again in our presentation to a Parliamentary Committee last week.

MAJ Points to Offers of Support for Law and Order Campaign Still Awaiting Government Support PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited, (MAJ), notes that it has been accused of perpetuating negatives and hysteria rather than solutions because the association has said it does not believe that meeting with feuding deejays at Jamaica House was a good idea.  The Association wishes the facts to speak for themselves.

MAJ Condemns Skeptism Shown by Government Official to Recent Reports of Threats Against Media PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 November 2009 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited is disturbed by the seeming callous and casual way in which some members of the government have responded to reports last week that the police had placed two media houses on a security alert because police intelligence indicated they are at risk of being attacked because of their reporting on a high profile extradition matter.

Threat Against Media Houses PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00

The Media Association Jamaica Limited notes with serious concern reports by the police of intelligence information that threats have been made to destabilize two media houses, the Gleaner Company and the RJR Communications Group.

The report is particularly worrying as the alleged threats were supposedly sparked by news organisations reporting on issues of interest to the public – a function which is expected of media houses.

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