The media’s job is to be the watchdogs for a society and hold to the fire, the feet of all public officials. The media is supposed to report information accurately, truthfully, factually, contextually, knowledgeably, ethically, with balance, without bias or agenda and without favor or fear – no matter who the information is about.
The very people who labeled Hubert Ingraham a dictator are now acting even more so. At least Ingraham opened the airwaves and gave plenty latitude to the media. The media wasn’t targeted as it is today by the PLP.
The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section of the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas is pleased to announce a request for grant proposals for drug demand reduction projects that include the implementation of an anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk youth in The Bahamas.
Over and over again, the media casts our crime problem in a broad, amorphous context, instead of focusing society’s attention on where it belongs: the courts.
Women’s rights activist Donna Nicolls yesterday defended the importance of sexual offence laws in the country after talk show host Darold Miller railed against sexual harassment laws during a national broadcast.
If legislation like this were passed in The Bahamas, it would allow the media to tell the truth about the corrupt politicians who are destroying the country.
Will media representatives confirm that they were recently advised of government’s displeasure with their news reports about government, and “encouraged” to report “more positive news” about the government?
Bahamian media coverage is still receiving criticism for commentators getting names wrong, having dead air during live coverage, and limited knowledge of events. Camera shots looked like home-made videos.
The Bahamas Telecommunications company (BTC) responded to what it called “misplaced” allegations of “poor internet coverage for the Media” during the BTC CARIFTA Games.