Mia Mottley: Internet, Social Media wonderful if you agree with my position on everything

When in government, Mottley was against Internet free speech.

“[Blogs] will marginalise our existence as parliaments and will cause disrespect, not just for the rule of law, but for the institutions that are required to keep our societies safe,”

July 19, 2006: Barbados Deputy Prime Minister Says Internet Blogs “Marginalize…Parliament” – Calls For Regulation of Blogs, Call-In Shows On Radio, Television

How things change now that the BLP is out of power!

Former Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, is suggesting that Barbadians use social media as an avenue to create change in the society.

Mottley said social media should be used as a democratic forum to evoke change.

“We have the perfect opportunity now to use that technology but marrying it to the essence of who we are as Bajans in terms of our commitment to social justice and the other values that made us who we are over the centuries…” she said.

Mottley called on young people to start tackling issues they felt passionate about since “democracy is about the people”.

The politician further urged people to use Facebook and Twitter for “meaningful activities that effectively expands our opportunities for success”…

… from The Nation article Create change with social media

As usual we’re going to reprint the entire Nation article here at BFP because that paper has shown it will delete and change articles to change history. Please read the article at the Nation, but if it changes or disappears, here it is…

Create change with Social Media

Nation

Former Oppostion Leader Mia Mottley, is suggesting that Barbadians use social media as an avenue to create change in the society.

She made the call during a social media summit today, staged by Flying Fish Studios Inc. at the Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

Mottley said social media should be used as a democratic forum to evoke change.

“We have the perfect opportunity now to use that technology but marrying it to the essence of who we are as Bajans in terms of our commitment to social justice and the other values that made us who we are over the centuries…” she said.

Mottley called on young people to start tackling issues they felt passionate about since “democracy is about the people”.

The politician further urged people to use Facebook and Twitter for “meaningful activities that effectively expands our opportunities for success”.

She suggested that young people were more interested in issues that affected them and not a political party. She said social media gave the ability for people to “feed information to allow people to make up their minds”.

“ . . . Young people, predominantly under 40 years, are less interested in Bee or Dee . . . they are not into the alphabet but they are interested in causes,” she said.

Mottley cautioned, however, that while social media had “effectively made everyone an author, a critic or participant” there was a special responsibility which accompanied that.

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7 responses to “Mia Mottley: Internet, Social Media wonderful if you agree with my position on everything

  1. Born again

    After a number of years Mia has finally seen the light!

    Halleluja!

  2. Queen’s College and the Minister of Education may not see it that way, shades of St Leonard’s all over again being swept under the rug?

  3. Johnny Postle

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I know it won’t be fear to call her a two tongue serpent because I love the woman to death but in opposition she is seeing the treasure in the the trash that she once trashed until she is in power again and her trash gets trashed when the blog exposes her garbage.

  4. Johnny Postle

    oops sorry that should …when the blog exposes her treasures

  5. Beefcake

    No more respect for Mia after she told Mara Thompson to leave politics to the politicians; we need more non-politicians in parliament.

  6. John

    I can only chuckle!!

  7. Smitty

    Anyone knows if this is the real Freundel Suart on twitter twitter.com/barbadospm the stuff is funny