Private Media Practitioners Association protests Government distribution of radio and television licenses – 21st Mar 2013
Members of the Private Media Practitioners Association and other persons from civil society today took to the streets in protest demanding a level playing-field and equitable distribution of radio and TV licenses. The protest action was held in front of the head quarters of Kaieteur News.
This was after the shocking revelations in the National Assembly about who got what channel allocations and frequencies and their association with the ruling party.
Glen Lall, publisher of the Kaieteur News, told members of the media he feels his constitutional rights are being violated with respect to the debatable distribution of radio and TV licenses, so he initiated the protest action.
He said the plot was well grafted by then President, Jadgeo, to control the airwaves before he demitted office.
Lall feels something is definitely wrong in this country and blamed the Government for leading its citizens down the wrong road and taking us for granted.
Some private practitioners who opposed this Government and had applied, were told that they have to reapply for their licenses.
The Private Media Practitioners Association is calling for a reversal of what they deemed as lawlessness on the part of the Government with the distribution of radio and television licenses.