Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Carib news media backs CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Carib news media backs CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 6/30/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199664
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Carib news, media
BarbadoU Minister of Infor-
mation and Public Relations,
Mr. Peter Morgan, yestev,
day called on representatives
of the Commonwealth Carib-
bean news media to'" accen-
tuate the positive," in help-
ing West Indians to under-
stand West Indlans.
Speaking at the opening
session of, a meeting to dis-
euss the establishment of a
Caribbean news agency, Mr.
Morgan said- '"Too often we
hear of the bad thiings about
different West Indian islands
1 sddh as rape, murder, ;rob-
Sberies, arbh, riots, and not
much about' the positive as-
pects of these countries."

added: "A great deal of
inter-island suspicion
Should be broken down, if
i the news media accentuated
I the. positive.
"Tremendous responsibili-
ty lies upon your shoulders,
as the communicatioiss media

backs Carifesta
festival of arbe. aind ultu r
being spo~ioore4 by G0%n
this year, was bomn
positive, and hope t't
fuert iTrppozt Fttt Commenting on fredom of
the Press, and the resri-
ttos imposed on the medbA
by some Caribbean goerw-
-ents, Mr. Mxrgan mk&
there was not mudch& of H
problem in Baitados. .
-'owever, the newsmiC
bsould bear in mind Stat
relationship between tbh
goveriaent and the Pres
must be built up in mutual
respect.t t has to be earned"
he sa, *
Mr. Lusbington BO*Vw
Chairman oft -inidd
Tobago Televilion, ralm
to the' minister, said
futile to have a Caribbeaw
news agency, if at the -a
mie, "we do not.initiate t
fbecessary training faciliqiegi
f ithe people who will be
'working in conjunction with
"he agency."

in helping 'West Indians to
understand West Indians,
Mr. Morgan said '
- Mr. Morgan told the meet-
ing, comprilhgf the general
managers and other officials
of radio and television sta-
tions and newspapers in the
Caribbean, that Carifesta, a

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