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 MWAG Condemns Assault On Journalist

Statement By The Media Workers Association Of Grenada

It has been brought to the attention of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), a video circulating on social media involving a female member of the profession who was allegedly assaulted while carrying out her duties on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

MWAG condemns the action against the journalist and calls on the relevant authorities to undertake a speedy investigation into the matter.

The action to prevent the journalist from doing her job must be condemned without reservation.

MWAG therefore calls on all politicians and their supporters to conduct themselves with civility and abide by the constitution which guarantees the freedom of the media and democracy in general.

MWAG also calls on media workers to remain vigilant and report any incidents that are deemed obstructive in carrying out their duties.

 

Kern S. Jules Mason

President – MWAG

 

The Incident 

Statement Of Apology By Oswald Gilbert

I, Oswald Gilbert, wish to take this opportunity to publicly and unreservedly apologize for my behaviour on Wednesday, March 7th, at Mt Rush, St George’s. Whatever the circumstance or provocation that evoked my reaction, it was unbecoming of me, as a person, and as a professed and devout Christian. I should not have reacted in that way, and for this I am sorry.

I understand how my reaction might be viewed as aggressive, and I wish to make it abundantly clear that this was never my intention, as I hope those of you who know me will believe.

I have already called and apologized to Ms Callistra Farrier for my actions and I now do so publicly as well.

I encourage all of us to have a clean campaign and to ensure that our emotions remain in check as we all work together for the good of this country.

God bless you all.

Oswald Gilbert

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