Thursday, 28 May 2009

Grenada's PM restates commitment to Information Act

Title: Restating commitment to Information act
Source: Grenada Today /
Date Published: May 23rd, 2009

Article reports on excerpts from the Prime Minister of Grenada's speech to a Caribbean Media and Communication Conference held in the community. Much of the speech is directed at the media, with the Prime Minister expressing his personal perception of the role of the media and the abuse of that role in Grenada's society. In this article also is expressed the Prime Minister's commitment to Grenada's Information Act or freedom of information legislation.

The 10-month old government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas campaign promise to implement a Freedom of Information Act is well underway. During the opening of a two-day Caribbean Media and Communication Conference held at the Flamboyant Hotel last week Thursday and Friday, the Prime Minister disclosed that his government has already circulated a draft Freedom of Information Act for inputs and feedback.

He told the gathering of over 30 regional journalists/broadcasters together with local media practitioners that the choice of Grenada to hold this Conference is timely as his administration is currently engaging stakeholders on a proposed freedom of information act and is about to commence engagement on a new media policy.

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