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The massive government campaign of intimidation, now, against Channel 5 by suspending 'normal relations' with this local television station is sending a chill through free press advocates everywhere.
Legal experts say Channel 5 has likely not broken any laws. Yet the UDP Government has called it a station that “has over the past two and a half years proceeded down a deliberate path to systematically undermine, not just the government, but the interest of the entire nation and its people. In the process, Channel 5 has willfully sacrificed the established principles of objectivity, fair-play and balance in its news and other current affair programs, the statement said.” But Channel 5 is only publishing news information it has gathered and thoroughly vetted. And as to the “Belmopan Weekly” Program in question, this was aired by the station albeit it being considered a UDP party political propaganda program and not a Government of Belize information program.
This action by the UDP Government is viewed as a vile attack on the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Belize Constitution. This latest move by the UDP Government is an attack on democracy. We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and expression.
Forward this email to everyone – let us get the word out… it's up to the public to stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom of expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.