Media to give free coverage for political parties

Stabroek News
March 4, 2001

The print and broadcast media have agreed to provide space and time for the political parties to express their views. In a letter to the various media houses from the Chairman of the Elections Commission, Major General (retd) Joe Singh dated 2nd March, 2001, he confirmed that the daily newspapers have agreed to give each of the eleven political parties 350 words and the broadcasting stations 10 minutes during the campaign.

The Chairman has proposed that the party publications and broadcasts run from Wednesday the 7th to Saturday the 18th March inclusive and that this be done in alphabetical order.

David de Caires, Editor in Chief of Stabroek News said yesterday that this proposal was acceptable and asked the parties to contact the editor, Mr Anand Persaud (227-2824) to finalise arrangements for submission of their texts in a timely manner.

The allocated dates for publication in accordance with the above formula would be: Guyana Action Party/Working People's Alliance - 7th March, Guyana Democratic Party - 8th March, Guyana National Congress - 9th, Justice For All Party - 10th, National Democratic Front - 11th, National Front Alliance - 12th, People's National Congress Reform - 13th, People's Progressive Party/Civic - 14th, People's Republic Party - 15th, Rise, Organise And Rebuild - 16th, The United Force - 17th.

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