Friday, October 16, 2009

whatchu talkin' 'bout, willis?

everybody needs to read nicholas laughlin's post, no license, no registration (link to draft bill included).
excerpt: "With a few simple manipulations, this bill could essentially give Caricom governments the power to determine who can and cannot practise journalism. And it leaves citizen journalists — who the Caribbean mainstream media still don't quite understand or respect — in limbo. Would I be legally required to apply for registration and a license to continue writing on this blog? I don't "cover" "news" per se, but I have reported and commented on current events in the past, and insist on the right to do so in the future. Does that make me a journalist under the terms of the bill?"

walk good.


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