THE PRESS Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday passed a resolution for the resignation of Milton Samuda as chairman of the board of Television Jamaica (TVJ) over the erasing of portions of journalists' tapes.
The motion was initiated by a member from the floor at the PAJ's 70th annual general meeting, held at the association's headquarters in St Andrew yesterday.
A meeting was held with a team of the PAJ, Samuda and his lawyers last week.
However, the resolution said, despite the fact that frank and robust discussions between the teams took place with a less than satisfactory outcome, Samuda has not apologised, and continues to insist that nothing was wrong with his actions, so it was time for the chairman to resign.
It stated: "This resolution calls for the resignation of Milton Samuda as chairman of the board of Television Jamaica given that his continued position on the board can only serve to compromise the position of journalists from that group, and question his commitment to press freedom specifically and generally".