BBC Series On Media Freedom – Barbados And Ronja Juman Should Be Mentioned…

Hello Folks,

We will be blogging only for a few minutes each day for the next two days as travel, family, work and car problems (again!) are conspiring to keep Clive and Marcus from their keyboards. Robert is off traveling but will be checking in with news about a weird guitar he saw “somewhere in the USA” on Saturday.

Comment approval will remain fairly fast though as George will be online as usual. (Thanks for filling in, George)

Meanwhile, one of our regular readers directs the spotlight to a BBC Series on media freedoms – with a large section on blogging.

I haven’t read many of the articles, but it seems to me that BBC should be most interested in the Ronja Juman * story and also how Barbados blogs have broken many stories way before the “regular” media. * (Mrs. Juman’s first name is spelled two ways in various court documents “Ronya” and “Ronja”)

Hmmmmm…. I wonder if anyone will be writing the BBC with the details? We will see! 😉

From BBC online…

Free To Speak Series Article: New Media Dodge Mid-East Censors

By Robin Lustig
BBC radio presenter

It’s never easy writing about media freedom.

Even in countries where there is no official censorship, all reporters know there will always be some restraints on what they can say – editors need to be persuaded, owners need to be kept happy, the law has to be obeyed.

Where there is official censorship – where, for example, it is a crime to “bring the government into disrepute” or to publish material which “insults the dignity of the head of state” – the problems are all the greater.

No freedom is absolute, yet some media are a great deal freer than others…

… continue reading this article at the BBC (link here)

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2 responses to “BBC Series On Media Freedom – Barbados And Ronja Juman Should Be Mentioned…

  1. Anonymous

    Not a peep about Kellman’s cameo appearance in the House of Parliament yesterday (IN SPITE of Thompson’s promise that the DLP would not be returning to parliament) and rumblings of disharmony in the ranks of the DLP? Why am I not surprised.

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