Thursday, April 24, 2008
In news from the Eastern Caribbean, in an unusual series of events, Rawle Titus and Linda Straker, freelance journalists and executive members of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), have given statements to the Criminal Investigation Department about cartoon caricatures which were posted in the city's capital. The journalists strongly oppose the cartoon, in which they have been depicted as agents of the Opposition, being paid to harass members of the current Keith Mitchell administration. The matter has received international attention from Robert Menard, the secretary general of the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders who has since written to Grenada's Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell over the harassment of the two journalists and the implications for Press Freedom. In response, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) pledged to launch a full investigation into the allegations.