“CEO and Publisher of the Nation Publishing Company, Vivian-Anne Gittens, said last night that the company was also concerned that the police action against a NATION reporter and photographer, who were carrying out their duties in a public area, could possibly be seen as a threat to Press freedom.”… Nation News Publisher talking about reporters being thugged by Royal Barbados Police Force while covering a story at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (link)
Newspaper Publisher Says Police Action “Could Possibly Be Seen” As A Threat To Press Freedom ???? !!!!!
“Could possibly be seen…” ?
As in “maybe”, “if” ?????
That is all that Nation News Publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens has to say about this?
That is the sum total of her initial reaction in her own newspaper.
We will have much more to say about the actions of the police and about Gittens’ pathetic lack of courage and leadership, but for now the publisher of The Nation News should know that the comments at the top of this story are what her own people are saying about her handling of this violation of press freedom.