March 23, 2023

Protection arbitrarily removed from Honduras journalist

From Caribbean News Now PARIS, France — Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arbitrary withdrawal of the protection that Honduran freelance journalist Jairo López had been receiving from the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists since February. His protection was withdrawn on 26 November although he continues to be the […]

Press freedom organisation condemns harassment of journalist by Venezuelan government

From Caribbean News Now PARIS, France — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the Venezuelan government’s harassment of Globovisión’s well-known TV host Melissa Turibbi. In the latest serious violation of her rights, at a time of great tension for the opposition media, intelligence officers searched and ransacked her home on 24 October. rsf.jpg The raid […]

Crackdown on media in Cuba includes ban on Hurricane Matthew coverage

From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba (RSF) — The arrests of journalists trying to inform fellow citizens about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew’s passage over eastern Cuba on 4 October are the latest example of how the Cuban government continues its harassment of independent journalism. Their reporting clearly did not please the authorities, […]

Press organisations condemn repression of media freedom in Venezuela

From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have both condemned the Venezuelan government for repressing freedom of the press and expression after it had prevented the entry into the country of international journalists intending to cover of the “Taking Back Caracas” march on Thursday […]

Kosovo: RSF seeks protection for broadcasting chief after attack, threat

From Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a bomb attack on the home of Mentor Shala, the head of public radio and TV broadcaster RTK – the second attack of this kind targeting RTK in less than a week – and calls on the Kosovar authorities to protect Shala, who has also been threatened. The bomb […]

Peter Binose: Is it time to list SVG’s ULP leaders and the ruling family dynasty members in the RSF Predators Gallery?

By Peter Binose According to Reporters Without Borders, the RSF. The Internet has become both a popular place for exercising the right to free speech and an essential vehicle for circulating news and information. As some governments try to control the Internet and silence dissidents, RSF defends the position, both at the national level […]

The Editor Speaks: Very worrying legislation

I received the Letter to the Editor “Cybercrime Bill in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines” from one of our prolific writers Peter Binose under a heading “THIS IS ALREADY VIRUS WORLD WIDE”. He has asked me to give the letter as much publicity as I can. He is very worried as is the writer of […]

Peter Binose: PM Ralph Gonsalves slapped down twice in one week

By Peter Binose The RSF wrote a letter to PM Dr Ralph E Gonsalves and also to MP and Minister for Information [his eldest son] Camillio Gonsalves. The contents of that damning letter cloaked in niceties was made public by a press release. The press statement has since gone viral. In terms of the Internet, […]

Letter to the Editor – Cybercrime Bill in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Prime Minister and Minister of Information urged to revise Cybercrime bill Washington, DC July 27, 2016 Dear Prime Minister Gonsalves, Dear Minister of Information Gonsalves, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to express to you its concern about Saint Vincent and […]