Guyanese Government Squeezes Stabroek News As Punishment
Blogger Karel McIntosh has posted a well-researched piece Press Freedom In The Caribbean – about the Guyanese Government’s attempt to use advertising revenues to control the press. Karel linked to our post The Nation Newspaper Chides Guyana Government For Cutting Off Stabroek Advertising… and also notes that no one could accuse the Trinidad & Tobago media of hiding political corruption as they are leaders in this debate. (Unlike our own Barbados Advocate and The Nation News.)
Take a few minutes to read Karel’s Press Freedom In The Caribbean and some of her other posts. You won’t be disappointed.
Added To Our Links: Caribbean Public Relations Blog
Karel McIntosh describes herself as a corporate communicator with a penchant for researching public relations in the Caribbean. We found her blog to be well-written with an appeal that goes far beyond her core public relations audience – so we have added Karel to our permanent sidebar links under Blogroll.
Here is a piece from Karel’s blog that says much about her enthusiasm for her work…
(and Cliverton… the title of Karel’s piece is “lonely blogger” – but this does not mean that you should be ringing her up to ask if you can be of assistance! 🙂 )
Lonely Blogger In The Caribbean
Blogging about public relations and communications in the Caribbean can sometimes be a lonely experience. That’s why when Paull Young invited me to participate in an interview, as a globally isolated communicator, I identified with the term.
I am globally isolated because I’m the only blogger in the Caribbean dedicated to blogging about public relations. When I started this blog my aim was to create a portal for information on the profession in the Caribbean since there is a HUGE lack of information. A glance at public relations magazines, journals and books show this very clearly. Even the Global Public Relations Handbook lacks information on the Caribbean, and its authors lament this.
Back to my blog and I. Although I do get a kick out of the fact that a search for public relations in the Caribbean lands the blog on the first page of searches on Google, there’s also a sense of disappointment that this is the only place on the web that I can go to to find information. So won’t someone join me? Actually, I’d love to interview persons from various islands to find out more about public relations in their countries. My blog statistics show that I have a few readers from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad, and Antigua and Barbuda.
I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share information about public relations in your country.