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Re: Government Suspend Relations with Channel 5 [Re: Marty] #394495
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GOB Says Channel 5 Now A PUP Party Organ

Yesterday government made an unprecedented announcement; that it is suspending normal relations with Channel 5. The directive is that, effective immediately; no government representative of any ministry or department will give any official individual interview or make any individual appearance on Channel 5.

Government says Channel 5 has failed to live up to the terms of its license which require that its news be, quote: "objective and impartial… (ensuring) a right of reply." Government says it has been denied that right of reply and so it's pulling the plug on Channel 5.

A blockade of an entire media house seems to be uncharted territory - but today the Minister of Information John Saldivar told us via phone that it's nothing new; it is simply that channel 5 will now be treated as a party organ of the PUP:…

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"At this present time they are an organ of the People's United Party and again although Channel 5 does not openly admit this because of the nature of their ownership and the relationship between the owners and the current leader of the People's United Party and their determination to undermine this government, we are of the opinion that Channel 5 has become an official organ of the People's United Party."

Jules Vasguez
"This suspension on normal relations, how do you enforce that without throttling the free flow of information and the fact that public information needs to get out, needs to be ventilated."

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"I think if you go back to what I have said, the relationship will be no different from that which prevails with the Belize Times and the Vibes Radio so that it's simply that Channel 5 is now being considered an organ of the People's United Party. All the regular mundane correspondences, press releases that go out to continue to be issued to the public as per normal. We are simply saying that in terms of special courtesies with respect to personal interviews - exclusive interviews and reports that we will not treat with Channel 5 as we do the rest of the media and certainly we will treat with Channel 5 as we do the Belize Times and Vibes Radio."

Jules Vasguez
"But looking specifically at the wording of the release, it says "that effective immediately, no government representative of any ministry or department will give any official individual interview or make any individual appearance on Channel 5." How does this work, let's say for the Met Service which gives hurricane updates or extreme weather updates or the police department which gives public information on criminal activity. Will those people, those departments, will they not give individual interviews to channel 5?"

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"I am simply saying that the methods used by those departments in terms of disseminating public information will continue to prevail, so any public information that is sent out to any other media will continue to be sent out to all media."

Jules Vasguez
However, I spoke to Fitzroy Yearwood just now, he is the police press officer, he indicated that he will no longer be giving individual interviews to channel 5. He will take questions in a group or at a press conference."

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"And precisely Jules, that's what we are precisely saying that whatever information or whatever medium is used to communicate information to the media in a public manner is how it will continue to be with respect to all media not just Channel 5. Personal interviews, exclusive interviews or courtesies, those will no longer be extended to Channel 5. They will get their news and their releases and their information in the same manner that all other media get their information."

Jules Vasguez
"I don't understand your interpretation of 'courtesies.' I am not seeing an interview with the Met Department when a storm is approaching as a courtesy, I see it as a public information necessity."

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"And where it is categorized as a public relations necessity I am sure the appropriate action will be taken, I am simply saying to you that where it is considered a courtesy and not something of public importance in terms of a disaster, certainly we will use the regular chains of communications. If they can show that they are not totally biased and without any consideration for objectivity - an official organ of the People's United Party - I am sure that the government will be prepared to look at it. Similarly and I continue to ask the question, are we expected as government ministers to do interviews for Vibes Radio or Belize Times and I am sure your answer to that will be no and so unless we believe that Channel 5 is not an organ of the People's United Party I don't see why we should treat them any differently from how we do the Belize Times or Vibes Radio."

Jules Vasguez
"How would it work with the government press conferences or with the Prime Minister's press conferences? Will this, media house be invited to the press conference? Will questions be taken from them?"

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"I am sure you are aware that employees of Vibes Radio do attend Prime Minister's press conferences and are allowed to ask questions, however stupid they may be."

Jules Vasguez
"Is it somewhat uncomfortable for the government to have to take a position like this?"

Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of information
"We are not uncomfortable any at all about taking this position; we believe it has to be made clear in the minds of the Belizean people exactly the agenda that the Channel 5 people are pushing."

Government's position is that Channel 5 can remedy the situation if the complies with the law and conforms to the established standards and principles of fair and objective journalism and programming.

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Re: Belize gov't muzzles TV station [Re: Marty] #394564
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Jamaica Observer:
Belize gov't muzzles TV station

Friday, December 10, 2010

BELIZE CITY, Belize (CMC) — The main opposition People's United Party (PUP) in Belize as well as a smaller group, the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), have come out strongly against a government decision to boycott Belize's largest television station, Great Belize Television which broadcasts on channel 5.

In an unprecedented move, government announced Tuesday following a cabinet meeting that: "effective immediately, the Government of Belize is suspending normal relations with Channel 5 and Great Belize Productions".

It means that no government employee or minister of government will give any interviews to the station or appear on any programme produced by Great Belize Productions.

The government also claims that Channel 5 has violated the terms of its license by not airing the government produced current affairs programme Belmopan Weekly, a claim the station has refuted.

The announcement issued by the Office of the Prime Minster said the reason for severing ties with Channel 5 was that government considered Channel 5 to be hostile to the Dean Barrow administration.

The government is accusing Channel 5 of "systematically, over the last two-and-a-half years, undermining not only the government, but the interests of the entire nation".

It said the channel had sacrificed the principles of objectivity, fair play and balance in its news reporting and other programmes.

Given that stinging indictment, the government said it saw no reason to continue relations with Channel 5, adding that under the current ownership and management, there is no value or justification to maintain relations with the station, which has been in operation for the last 19 years.

The station is currently owned by British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, with whom the Barrow administration has been in a fierce war since the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) took office in February 2008.

The station's day-to-day operation is managed by chief executive officer Amalia Mai-Rancharan, a former ambassador to Cuba.

In a strongly worded statement issued Wednesday, the main opposition PUP condemned the Government's decision. The PUP said the action can only be seen as "a vicious attempt to stifle freedom of the press".

PUP Leader John Briceño called for Belizeans to take the move by government as "a poorly masked attempt to suppress any criticism of Government's action and in so doing monopolise and dictate fact based public opinion".

The PUP maintains that if there was any legitimacy to the accusations by the UDP administration against Channel 5 and Great Belize Productions, the appropriate action should have been to lodge complaints with the Belize Broadcasting Authority.

This was not done and the PUP in its official release said "what the Government has done is to displace the functions of the Belize Broadcasting Authority and unilaterally, without processes of the law, installed themselves as judge and jury in this matter".

In a statement Tuesday, Great Belize Productions said: "Channel Five will continue to cover the news in a fair and objective manner. It is our obligation to the citizens of Belize to provide viewers with the information you need about the activities of the government. It is not our job to cover the government in the way it chooses or in a manner that does not reflect well on the truth."


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Belize-gov-t-muzzles-TV-station_8223513#ixzz17mXIRJoV


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Re: Belize gov't muzzles TV station [Re: Marty] #394568
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Join the masses in denouncing the Action of this UDP Government for press freedom! Join the massive outcry and forward the email below -

Dear friends,

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.

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Belizeans for Justice tells Gov’t to lift ban on free media

Ever since the government suspended “normal relations” with Channel Five, numerous organizations have been quick to strengthen its bond with this independent station. They have generally expressed concern about the Cabinet decision to punish this media house for expressing views that the government would rather remain hidden. The Caribbean Broadcasting on Monday said the unilateral withdrawal will only serve to unbalance the media landscape, by the Government denying itself the opportunity to have its positions represented to the people of Belize through this important media house. This afternoon, well known NGO, Belizeans For Justice took time out to show solidarity for Channel Five which has often aired the concerns of its members.

Yolanda Schakron, Member, Belizeans For Justice

Yolanda Schakron

“Belizeans For Justice today is issuing a press release because we feel that the suspension of relationships with Channel Five by the government is totally unacceptable. In a democratic system, we need the media. Freedom of speech is very, very important. We believe that there are other media houses that are out there breaking a lot of the rules that should be adhered to. So we believe that it should be equal down the line. We have worked closely with Channel Five. Our association is about freedom and justice for all Belizeans and the media serves as an outlet for us to get our stories out there. We believe that when a government is starting to interfere with media houses, I believe that that is something that every Belizean should be very concerned about and we should not let this be forgotten or lie low about it. We see that right now Channel Five can’t interview government employees and that is wrong because they have a right to speak out too. To me it’s like they are saying look, if you go against what I believe ina, you will get fired. And that is a form of victimization, I believe. I believe it is a form of instilling fear in a society and we dah wah free society. We dah wah democratic nation.”

Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland, Member, Belizeans For Justice

“I supported my organization Belizeans for Justice one hundred percent. For me Channel Five was my voice when I got all my threats. Channel Five was the one that I can say spoke for me because all my threats have stopped and I hope it will continue being my voice.”

Oscar Rosado, Member, Belizeans For Justice

Oscar Rosado

“We are about Justice on a whole and Channel Five allowed most of our members when we have looked for Channel Five to express our freedom of speech. Never have they asked us what political party we support. Everything I think Channel Five has invested in our community, educating our people, doing programs for our people and nothing political. I think today we should be congratulating and handing over a prize over to Channel Five for what they have done for the Belizean public. And the injustice that is being done, we condemn it here as Belizeans for Justice today. So Channel Five, keep on the good work and we’ll be behind you one hundred percent, the Belizean People.”

Also joining in the rejection of the ban, Glenn Tillett a veteran journalist of four decades, also sent a release, saying “it can serve no good in any way when the institution of government, administered by those who have sworn a sacred duty to serve all equitably without fear or favor so blatantly admit to policies of discrimination, victimization and division.” Tillett also called on the Prime Minister to rescind or retract the policy and that the Belize Broadcasting Authority should stop abdicating its duty as the agency with the constitutional duty for the regulation of the broadcasting industry.

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Editorial - Censoring the Press
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On December 7th the Government of Belize (GOB) issued a press release stating, "The Belizean public is hereby informed that, effective immediately, the Government of Belize is suspending normal relations with Channel 5 and Great Belize Productions." In the press release, a litany of Belize Broadcasting and Television Act violations were listed, but to a watchful eye it is easy to read between the lines; the GOB doesn't want their dirty laundry aired.

Hours later, media houses across the country were buzzing and statements countrywide were being released denouncing the Government's stance against Channel 5. The PUP Opposition and CTV-3, to name a few, were fast to denounce the GOB's blatant voice against the freedom of press, purporting the virtues of a free democracy and the essential part the press plays in it. There is no doubt that the outcry against the GOB press release is more than valid, and few would argue that the GOB was justified in taking such a stance against one of the most prominent media houses in the country. Although the issue of media censorship is a hot topic right now, the truth of the matter is that on a daily basis, media houses across the country struggle with maintaining their freedom of press "privilege", and in San Pedro it is no different.

A day rarely goes by when The San Pedro Sun is not subjected to requests to edit our news. From the pot head who's been busted and does not want his name to be printed in the police report, to the local official caught in a "compromising" situation, to the resort manager who has had a questionable death on his property; they come into our office or call, begging, pleading, bribing, sometimes threatening to withhold their ‘precious' advertising dollars, even threatening bodily harm in a effort to CENSOR the news we are committed to printing. The bullying starts from the little man on up, so why should we be surprised when the GOB does the same thing? It is ironic how the people speak in favor of FREEDOM OF PRESS, only when it does not include THEIR bad news.

Over the years The San Pedro Sun has been threatened bodily harm after printing unsavory articles about certain island residents. Over the years The San Pedro Sun has lost valuable customers who have pulled their advertising dollars after we reported their accidents, indiscretions and even deaths that implicate their businesses. Over the years The San Pedro Sun has lost cherished friendships with lifelong friends after reporting on their "misfortune."

It's tough when we have to make the choice over news and our friends, advertisers and even family at times, but how can we maintain our reputation as fair and unbiased media house, if on every occasion the relationship at hand outweighs the news our readers deserve to know? It's tough when that longtime friend will no longer look at you on the street and its tough when that longtime advertiser will no longer return your calls, and yes it's tough when you have to watch over your shoulder when someone has threatened to shoot you after they have been exposed in a news story.

Ultimately, each and every one of these people or businesses has taken it upon themselves to censor the news in order to conceal the truth. How is that any different from the GOB's stance? On one hand, the people demand that the press have the right to freely print the news, where on the other hand, if it's not to their liking it should end up on the editing floor? This double-standard is a dangerous attitude that threatens the essence of democracy and the freedom of press should be protected regardless of who the ugly story is about.




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COLA’s President explains why the government ban on Channel 5 should be lifted

At the heart of the issue is the freedom of the press. On Thursday, the Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), also sent its support to end the ban on Channel Five. COLA’s President, Moses Sulph explained why.

Moses Sulph, President of COLA

Moses Sulph

“Basically the press release is clearly condemning government decision to suspend normal relations with regards to Channel Five. We believe that it is not democratic to do such moves. I mean, freedom of the press should be granted and respected. And the other way around also, the press should respect what they are reporting. But at the same time, we want to be clear at COLA, that all we are doing is trying to be balanced and objective in what we are saying in that we cannot accept or allow such moves. I think there is better amicable solution to the problem that just suspending normal relation. Because we also are very cognizant that Channel Five and other media houses have to cover news that is much worthy to the Belizean population. If you look at Youth for the Future, Women Department; those are information that is necessary to the general population. And on a whole, we look to the media houses to get us certain information. So we think that there should be some other avenues the government should take rather than suspending relationship with Channel Five.”

Jose Sanchez

“If this is continued, would it not also allow a different elected government to maybe do the same thing to another media house?”

Moses Sulph

“Exactly. As we pointed out in our press release, this is a precedence that should not be set. And that is why we are also calling on GOB to reconsider its decision because it is a precedent that is not proper to be set at this time. Because if you set this precedent, even though I believe it to not be democratic, then you know, in the future it opens ways for other governments to say ‘listen, this government did it now we can do it’ which I believe is totally against what I believe is, you know, freedom of the press.”

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Barrow says he doesn’t want Channel 5’s license terminated

Following today’s House meeting, the Prime Minister, was asked about his decision to impose censorship on Channel Five. He provided a lengthy reply which we carry in full.

Dean Barrow

“Well they’re here, aren’t they?”

Patrick Jones

“Is that a reconsideration of that ending of normal relations?”

Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“Well, not at this time, but let’s be clear as to what the government has done. Channel Five is not being locked out of any kind of public space that’s controlled by the government. The clerk said to me this morning, well, “Is Channel Five allowed into the House?” Absolutely. Their programme, what’s it called? That they use the Bliss Centre for – nobody’s going to deny them their access to the Bliss. In a context like this, nobody’s going to say – I’m not going to say I’m not going to talk to the Channel Five representatives. But I do maintain that I’ll give no personal, individual interview to Channel Five and that is the position of all the Ministers. And I do maintain that members of the government are not to do it except in obvious circumstances. This is not black and white. Somebody me whether people can’t talk to Channel Five about the weather. That would be ridiculous. I am open with the press and I have nothing to hide. But Channel 5 has been terribly unfair, terribly – when it comes to the way they treat the government – unprofessional. I don’t care about their political agenda, but in the same way as Belize Times and Vibes Radio, don’t seek interviews with us. If Channel Five will operate in the same way, then they ought not to seek interviews with us, and if they do, we will not give those interviews. I had thought, while Channel Five clearly has an agenda, that they would make some attempt to be reasonably balanced where reporting on government news was concerned. That was not the case and I really felt that this move was necessary to let the public know that Channel Five can’t have it both ways. It can’t be operating under the guise of a professional, independent news outfit when it is so clearly engaging in an absolutely biased agenda. Once that is out there, we can go back to seeing how we can do business. The C.B.U., I think in their statement said they would be happy to attempt some kind of mediation. I’ve told the Minister of Foreign Affairs call C.B.U. They want to send somebody to talk to you or they want to arrange for some meeting when you’re in the Caribbean. We’ll be very happy to let them sit down with the government and Channel Five and if they can produce some kind of commitment on the part of Channel Five to be reasonably fair, while continue to some extent with their political agenda, that is their right. If C.B.U. can produce that, we would be happy to go back to where we were before. In the meantime, Channel Five has a right to its political agenda; we have a right to our position, that as long as that political agenda is so obvious and uncompromising we will not do individual interviews with them.”

Marion Ali

“Just in the interest of answering the questions in the minds of our viewers where we breached or we violated some regulation. We’ve heard the response from our C.E.O., Miss Amalia Mai, and we’ve heard the allegations by the government. Can you please tell us…”

Dean Barrow

“You know the point was made in one of the releases that was put out that if Channel Five is in violation of the Act then a complaint should be made to the Broadcasting Authority. Certainly in terms of the refusal initially to air the government programme, to give us the hour that the law obliges Channel Five to give, a complaint could have been made to the Broadcasting Association. Channel Five must realize that we are adopting a far softer approach. If you complain to the Broadcasting Authority, sorry, you’re asking for sanctions to be imposed. You’re asking perhaps for the revocation of a license to be contemplated. That I will not do. I will never make that complaint because I do not want to see Channel Five’s license terminated, even if Channel 5 is in clear violation of the law. I don’t want to see their license terminated. So please, recognize that while you might not like the position we’ve taken, that’s an extremely soft position, merely to say to you we noh di give yoh individual interviews, but not to be extreme, not to be rude, not to try to lock you out. Very, very soft approach.”

There are two issues that we wish to respond to. Firstly, the PM claims that we have treated the government terribly and that we are unprofessional. We take issue with that statement because in our news gathering, we have always sought to get the two sides of the coin. In many instances government ministers have denied us interviews and certainly the government can never say that we have ever denied them a right of reply. Quite the contrary, they have always had access to this station. Secondly, the Prime Minister is complaining that we were in breach of the conditions of the license because we did not carry Belmopan Weekly. For clarity, we have broadcasted that program even though the terms of the license state that the time of broadcast has to be done in consultation with us. Even when that did not happen, we carried the program. This information was provided to the press office and copied to the Broadcasting Authority and we do not agree that we have breached the conditions of license. Still yet, we are open to any discussions on this issue. We’ll have more on the House later in this newscast.

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GOB: Rapprochement with Channel 5?

Last Friday at the House Of Representatives we got the indication that Government was softening its hardline position towards Channel 5 - when the Prime Minister indicated that he was open to mediation from the Caribbean Broadcasting Union. We understand that was offered through mediation by former CBU president and former Channel 5 Managing Director Stewart Krohn. But it seems it won't be needed - at least not yet.

That's because tomorrow the Prime Minister will have a personal meeting with Channel 5 CEO Amalia Mai to discuss their differences.

PM Barrow this evening told us that the meeting was agreed to after Mai wrote him asking about a way forward in view of his comments at the house meeting. The PM said he wrote back saying he would be agreeable to a meeting - and after some back and forth it was agreed they would met without a mediator in Belize City tomorrow. We'll tell you how that goes in our next newscast….

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Government Embargo against Channel 5 to be lifted

Both this station and government have agreed on a way forward to resolve a two week impasse. On December seventh, the government imposed a ban preventing ministers and more than twelve thousand government employees from giving interviews to this station. On the local scene, it was met with disapproval by many quarters including the political parties, non-governmental organizations and ordinary Belizeans. The censorship was also opposed by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and international groups such as the Committee for the Protection of Journalists and The Heritage Foundation. But Channel Five and the government each held their positions until today when Channel Five’s CEO, Amalia Mai and Prime Minister Dean Barrow sat down and discussed a way out. The discussions were frank and cordial and a number of issues were cleared up. Following the discussions, the Prime Minister said he will recommend that normal relations be resumed with this media house.

Dean Barrow

“It was a very useful, very constructive, very cordial meeting. I have agreed on the basis of the discussion we had and on the basis of the CEO Mai’s assurances to me. I have undertaken to, at the first cabinet meeting in the New Year, which takes place on the Tuesday of the first working week, ask cabinet to agree to the resumption of normal relations with Channel Five. I will take the position at that meeting that this should be done. I only don’t say that we can do it immediately because I do have to get the support of cabinet. But you will see from what I’ve said that it was a very, very constructive meeting indeed.”

Jose Sanchez

“Regarding the government program, will it be aired on Channel Five?”

Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“Which government program?”

Jose Sanchez

“The weekly program was mentioned in the previous release?”

Dean Barrow

“Yes, indeed. The CEO has made it clear that that is not a problem.”

Jose Sanchez

“Was there anything that was proven to be wrong within the previous relations?

Dean Barrow

“Well, Miss Mai is, as you know, a very accomplished diplomat and Miss Mai would not in a normal course concede any fault. And I don’t think we want to belabor that particular issue. Let us just say that while we also insisted that we thought, or we saw fault, we have agreed to move on. And there is a commitment on both sides to operate on a basis of mutual respect and on the basis of fair and balance coverage on the part of Channel Five which is indicating that it is not going to do anything to compromise its position that it is a professional operation, a professional outfit that will be guided by a commitment to the canons of the journalism profession. So, I am happy with that and as I said, I am perfect to recommend to cabinet, that we resume normal relations.”

Jose Sanchez

“When resumed, should we maybe see more of you perhaps even on the Five Morning Show?”

Dean Barrow

“Yes, indeed. Yes, indeed. Clearly as we go along, I’m sure Miss Mai will be looking to see that I keep my word and I will be looking to see that she keeps her word. But I feel that we’ve both spoken and acted in good faith at this meeting. So, nothing is ever completely trouble free, nothing is ever without differences of opinions; nothing is ever without different points. But I believe that we will move forward ultimately on this basis of mutual respect.”

All the told, the PM gave his assurances that he will get the support of Cabinet to lift the suspension on this station. We’ll have his take on the freedom of the Press in Friday’s newscast.

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