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Fedee Praises Media, Encourages Them To Verify Before Publishing Stories

Saint Lucia’s Minister with responsibility for broadcasting, Dominic Fedee, has praised the work of the local media acknowledging that it is often difficult.

“You guys do a tremendous job,” he told reporters Thursday.

Fedee said it takes a lot of courage.

“I admire you guys all the time, because sometimes you get caught in political crossfire and you may do a story that a political party may not like, either of the two, and you get caught in the middle of what is going on between the two  main parties,” the former broadcast journalist observed.

But at the same time he  cited the need for accuracy in reporting.

“I would like to see us go back to those days where we verify before we publish stories and we ensure that if there is no credible source, we stand down on stories and we make sure we take our obligation seriously to bring truth – fair and balanced truth to the public of Saint Lucia,” Fedee stated.

Fede urged reporters to continue doing what they are doing.

“We can only improve, we can only learn,” he stated.

Fedee disclosed that he made mistakes as a journalist.

He recalled an example of recording a caller to a talk show and carrying a news story for radio under the erroneous assumption that the caller’s voice belonged to a particular individual.

“I was wrong about the voice,” he lamented.

The Minister described it as the biggest lesson for him in media in learning to verify.

“What I ought to have done was to call the individual whom I thought it was and say :’Was that really you who called the show and can I use your voice on the call?'”

“The normal person really does not have the infrastructure to defend that,” the Minister observed.

 

 

11 COMMENTS

  1. Fedee your memory is just as short as you. You have forgotten all what you said about the Media when you came into Government. You wanted to muzzle the Media. Just maybe you did not get a big enough Muzzle to fit all at once. Election is round the corner now you running your empty mouth. That is why I have no respect for you all.

  2. You can make a point without being insulting to a person.
    I just read the first sentence to your comment then your point was not interesting to me anymore
    Remember we all make mistakes no one is perfect only Jesus Christ was..

    • Then Jane, why are you oppose to the members of the opposition. Remember, they too make mistakes. In other words, Jane, stop the hypocrisy. Now I am no hypocrite, so I declare loud and clear both SLP and UWP must go. mwem bette mwem pwelle

  3. AJane you know what you should keep your mouth shut. What I said is more insulting than calling St. Lucians Jackasses, Barking Dogs, Mendicants and so many offensive statements. You just a dam hack. You dont live in St. Lucia. I take strong offence to those dam statements.

    • Let me tell you again “Its not every dog the backs” that you need to take on… don’t you know that figure of speech? and “Let the Jackass bray”…Your self esteem must be very low to say that “you” were referred to by those names.

      What names have you ever referred to others…..ask yourself that

  4. AJane you know what you should keep your mouth shut. What I said is more insulting than calling St. Lucians Jackasses, Barking Dogs, Mendicants and so many offensive statements. You just a dam hack. You dont live in St. Lucia. I take strong offence to those dam statements.

  5. Isn’t he the same jackasses who closed Radio St Lucia? And he also fights down the media.

    #waitingforelections

  6. What about the incident that occured on Sunday at your “cricket match” in Roseau. Why is that not covered in the media?

  7. Fede,we all remember what you called the press,some time ago.Your govement is supresing the freedom of our press.ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS GETTING DIRECT CONTRACTS,can you clear the air,we waiting

  8. Cockalorum, if your Gov was a transparent Gov like it should be then speculation would not be as rampant as it is.

    Stop trying to fool the people and belittle (no pun intended) our media personnel.

    Before you attempt to school the media how about calling out all your corrupt cabinet colleagues!

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