PM says Gov't committed to competitive and diverse media landscape
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has used the occasion of the 2013 National Journalism Week to reiterate that her Administration remains committed to a media landscape that is diverse and competitive.
National Journalism Week in Jamaica is being observed from November 24-29.
In her message to mark the celebrations, Simpson Miller also congratulated the Press Association of Jamaica on its 70th anniversary, which she says is a feat in itself.
The Prime Minister says her Government remains committed to a pluralist democracy where the voice of the people is strong and opinions are passionately held.
She singled out Parliament’s recent passage of a new defamation law that abolishes criminal defamation.
The new law also removes the assessment of damage from a jury, placing that determination in the hands of a judge.
Simpson Miller says it is an important step in enhancing press freedom in Jamaica and to which her Administration remains firmly committed.
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