Thursday, September 11, 2008


The Minister of Information Neil Parsanlal was the featured speaker at the Media Association's meeting on Wednesday.
The Express story, written by Camille Bethel, is titled 'Minister: Media must check itself'.

He says: ""If the media is the body that sees itself as keeping politicians and the society on its toes, and keeping Government officials in check by being able to challenge what they do, then who does it for the media, if the media doesn't do it for itself?

"In the absence of self-regulation, internal challenge and the challenge to a greater degree of professionalism, then what should a society expect of a free press in terms of raising its own quality?""

Thank you Mr Minister. We couldn't have said it better ourselves (especially the second paragraph).