In the photo are: Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite and Permanent Secretary (Special Assignments) in the Prime Minister’s Office, Captain Randolph Straughan and their team in discussion with the delegation from the IPI headed by IPI Executive Director, Alison Bethel McKenzie; IPI Press Freedom Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean Mariela Hoyer and IPI Member of the Executive Board Pavol Mudry. (A.Miller/BGIS)??

A delegation from the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), the world’s oldest global press freedom organisation, held talks with Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite yesterday afternoon at Government Headquarters.

Some of the areas discussed were government’s??proposal to amend its laws with respect to Defamation, and enact new legislation in relation to Freedom of Information.?? They also addressed issues pertaining to press freedom and media development in Barbados.

The delegation also called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who has responsibility for information.??

The team??was in Barbados from June 9 to 12, on a Caribbean tour as a forerunner to the IPI World Congress, to be held in Trinidad??&Tobago from June 23 to 26.


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