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Grange 'outraged', says information minister should apologise to journalists

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 3:11 PM

Opposition Spokesperson on Information, Olivia Grange, is expressing outrage at the treatment of two journalists at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) yesterday.

According to Grange, yesterday’s incident is the latest in a series of incidents where members of the media are interfered with by government functionaries.

Grange also noted the attitude of the Information Minister, Sandrea Falconer, a former journalist, who she says has seemingly forgotten the tenets of good media management.

The Opposition spokesman also says allegations of threats by a functionary of the OPM against a media house which reported on the incident must be investigated thoroughly.

Grange says it is ironic that during Journalism Week members of the media are not free to ask questions and are disrespected by members of the government.

She says the Information Minister should publicly apologise for the actions of herself and the OPM’s Director of Communications.

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