MEMBERS of the local media fraternity, particularly those on the front line who have been keeping the country abreast of developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been asked to take a bow.

President of the Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM), Emmanuel Joseph made the call yesterday as Barbados joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day, while acknow-ledging that it is generally a thankless profession.

Lamenting that COVID-19 has blocked some of the planned programmes to benefit local media practitioners, he announced that a number of developmental initiatives are still in the pipeline.

“I can announce that following a proposal submitted to the Attorney General Dale Marshall requesting permission for reporters to do audio recordings of the proceedings of the law courts, we have been officially informed that the BARJAM request has been forwarded to the Registrar for her input and the input of the magistracy and judiciary. We look forward to a favourable outcome.


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