Anesia warns Charles about Broadcasting Code of Ethics
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April 5, 2011
Anesia warns Charles about Broadcasting Code of Ethics

Senator Anesia Baptiste of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has placed Information Minister Maxwell Charles on alert that any Broadcasting Code of Ethics issued by the Government that threatens the rights and freedoms of Vincentians, will be swiftly opposed.{{more}}

The warning was made four days after Charles called for a Broadcasting Code of Ethics.

“I want to pre-warn that whatever Broadcasting Code of Ethics the Government issues or comes up with must not at all interfere with the free expression of the people and you must not seek to impose the ULP’s idea of ethics either.

Any code of ethics, Broadcasting Code of Ethics, that threatens the rights and freedoms of the people, I want to assure you that it will be swiftly opposed,” said Baptiste on the NDP’s New Times radio programe.

Baptiste warned: “We will be carefully watching to see the kind of Code of Ethics for Broadcasting that will be brought by any Ministry of Information here and I want to make it clear that anything that threatens the rights and freedoms of the people, freedom of expression, will be swiftly opposed.”

She said the people behind the ULP are forgetting the things that are being said by their spokespersons on radio.