Category Archives: journalism

World Press Freedom Index – Jamaica ranked 8

World Press Freedom Index for 2017 was recently published and out of the roughly 180 countries analysed Jamaica was ranked 8. (In 2016 Jamaica was ranked 10.) Number 1 was Norway followed by Sweden. The British and US media came … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America – Off!

Al Jazeera America is no more. The closure of the television news channel this week is sad for those of us into hard news. The timing of the closure is baffling. Here in Jamaica most cable television package includes news channels … Continue reading

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Mailing it to Sturgeon

The Daily Mail for some time now have been relentless  in their negative coverage of Nicola Sturgeon head of the Scottish National Party (SNP). No real surprise there. So when Sturgeon gave an impressive performance at Thursday’s leadership debate you knew Paul … Continue reading

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Fae Ellington- 40 Years of a Whole Heap of Speech & Drama

This year Fae Ellington celebrates her 40th year in Jamaica’s media and arts. She has rightfully been lauded by her peers on numerous radio and TV shows with the latest being on Television Jamaica’s “Profile” where Fae was interviewed by … Continue reading

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Person of 2012

Time Magazine’s Person of 2012 Winner: Barack Obama Runner Up: Malala Yousafzai, Youth Activist Runner Up: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Runner Up: Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt Runner Up: Fabiola Gianotti, Physicst My Global Person of 2012 Winner: Malala Yousafzai – Aged … Continue reading

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A Low Point for UK Investigative Journalism

It has been a dark period for the state of UK investigative journalism. The BBC’s flagship news programme “Newsnight” presented a documentary this month that accused a former treasurer of the Conservative Party (Lord McAlpine) of being a child abuser. … Continue reading

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