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As local journalists and broadcasters joined the rest of the world in observance of World Press Freedom Day under the MASL umbrella, the organizations President says some practitioners are taking the liberties of the job for granted.

According to Mr Clinton Reynolds, this may be due to the fact that the struggles faced by journalists here are not as bloody as the physical attacks that take place on their counterparts around the world.

He adds that threats against the local media are usually dismissed because it is the culturally accepted trend.

Mr Reynolds notes that the May 3rd observance presents the opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles for freedom and to assess the state of press freedom through pout the world. It is also a time to defend the media from attacks and to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty around the world.

He says the observance also brings into focus the need for a meeting with talk show hosts and other media managers to discuss the problems and threats that they face, even though they are not as grave as those facing media counterparts in other regions.

Tuesday’s meeting will take place at the Bay Gardens Hotel.
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