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Media body calls on Bradshaw to clarify statement


Media body calls on Bradshaw to clarify statement

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The Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) is calling on the acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw to clarify her statement that there is a lot of fake news circulating in the media.

During a post-Cabinet presentation on the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting Barbados, Bradshaw told Barbadians to pay attention to the updates from reliable sources and she only named the Government Information Service.

She then went on to tell the country that the media were circulating fake news with respect to the COVID-19 crisis here.

This statement has the potential to give people the impression, especially at this time when the island requires information on the local situation, that they should not rely on the media for it.

BARJAM would like to think that the Acting PM made a very bad choice in the use of language and is urging her to retract the statement and provide clarity to her intended message in the interest of the integrity and reliability of the established and reputable media houses in this country. 

The release was signed by president Emmanuel Joseph. (PR)