Press Association cites APNU for intimidation at press conferences

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The Guyana Press Association (GPA) Friday noted what it said was the continued intimidation of media workers who attend press conferences held by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at Congress Place, Sophia.

Congress Place is the headquarters of the PNC, the majority partner in the APNU coalition.

“Media Workers have complained about the continued heckling and intimidation by supporters of the Party who are seated in the press conference held by the Party,” the GPA stated.

“We can only assume that this behavior is a feature endorsed by the Party and its leaders since it happened during today’s event with PNC Chairperson Volda Lawrence and senior APNU members and the Party’s last press conference held by PNC Leader, President David Granger,” the Association added.

The GPA reminded political parties that media workers have the right to conduct their duties without fear of intimidation and it would not hesitate to call on media houses to boycott press events if this unacceptable behavior continues.

 

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