The following is a statement read by Grenadian freelance journalist and current President of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), as he staged a short protest outside of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Botanical Gardens on Monday April 2nd, 2012.
Titus was expressing concern for what he has described as signs of a threat to press freedom in Grenada. He was recently fired from his post as chief writer for the Grenada Advocate, which is run by the Barbados-based Advocate Publishing, for his refusal to retract or apologize for a front page story that the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Richard Simon complained had inaccuracies.
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