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PAJ: Jamaica media treated like ‘second-class citizens’

By Will Henley

The Press Association of Jamaica has welcomed a decision by the government to reverse “ridiculous” conditions for local media covering this week’s visit of Prince Harry.

Foreign media travelling with the prince were given transport and protective clothing, however national journalists were initially refused the same support, according to the Jamaica Observer.

Jenni Campbell, president of the PAJ, described as “ridiculous and unacceptable” that international correspondents had apparently been given preferential treatment.

“The PAJ has no intention of allowing any organisation to treat members of the local media as second-class citizens,”  Campbell said.

Read more here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Govt-backtracks-on-media-guidelines-for-Prince-s-visit_10944637#ixzz1oP7TGtf6

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