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US wants Gov’t to end media censorship

Screen shot 2014-05-06 at 9.08.02 PMThe US Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hart has underscored the important role the media plays in society, as he criticised the government for seeking some media workers.

As Guyana joined the rest of the media to observe World Press Freedom Day, the US Ambassador Brendt Hart criticised the government for seeking to brand certain sections of the media as opposition media.

Hart also bemoaned the fact that the government continues to restrict opposition access to the state media.

The Minister of Legal Affairs Nandlall spoke on behalf of the government and denied that the government practiced censorship.

At the event, the US Embassy gave tokens of appreciation to some media workers for the work they; these included Capitol News’s Mark Murray and Royston Drakes.

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