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PAJ condemns attack on journalists by ‘rowdy’ homosexuals

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 6:00 PM

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has written to the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), condemning Wednesday’s alleged attack on journalists by homosexual men in the Millborough community in St Andrew.

It is alleged that a team from the Jamaica Observer visited the community to speak with residents about complaints made to the police about the rowdy behavior of homosexual men living in the area when the incident took place.

The PAJ says the vicious pursuit and stoning of the journalists must be seen as a direct attack on the press.

The PAJ says the journalists' decision to visit the area is in keeping with their role to bring to national attention matters of public interest.

It further says there was no indication that the journalists attacked the men or sought to invade their privacy.

The PAJ says it has urged its members to make an official report to the police.

The press association is also asking JFLAG to inform the men to desist from interfering with journalists in the line of duty and educate them on the critical role a free press plays in the democracy.


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