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Press association celebrates Journalism Week

Published:Sunday | November 23, 2014 | 12:20 PM

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) this morning commemorated the start of Journalism Week with a church service at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Cross Roads, St Andrew.



PAJ President Dionne Jackson Miller says the organisation is using the week's activities to strike the right balance between celebrating, socialising and introspection within the context of this year's theme: 'Guarding Democracy'.



National Journalism Week is to continue tomorrow with a forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The forum will discuss the topic: 'Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crime' with speakers including guest speaker Professor Martha Steffens, chair in business and financial journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism; Juan Antonio Gonzales, an American prosecutor; and Senior Superintendent of Police Clifford Chambers, who heads the Organised Crime Investigation Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.



Activities will continue on Tuesday in Montego Bay, St James , with Professor Steffens leading a workshop on 'Investigating Financial Crime' at the University of the West Indies' Western Campus in the city.



On Wednesday the PAJ will honour sports news veterans Lindy Delapenha, Keith Brown and veteran news journalist Clarence 'Ben' Brodie at its Veteran's Luncheon hosted by Wray and Nephew.



The PAJ week-long celebration will end with the annual PAJ Awards banquet on Friday.



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