The people should have their free press

Dear Editor,

With the passing of the controversial Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill it seems as if the government, any government, would get to broadcast propaganda to the Guyanese people for free in the private media on a daily basis.

I had thought that President David Granger was more in tune with what Guyanese wanted. That is, more press freedom, not less press freedom.

Clearly, the government should privatise NCN and the Guyana Chronicle (both propaganda organs of the government).

A free press informs the people, promotes discussion and imparts understanding. Only an autocratic government would seek to restrict press freedom as the PPP/C, PNC and now the APNU+AFC are guilty of doing.

Let the people have their free press, Mr President.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Ori

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