Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) calls on authorities of Sint Maarten to withdraw proposed Media Accreditation Policy
The measures announced in the policy are in direct contradiction with basic principles attached to observance of press freedom, including unfettered access by the media and, by extension, all residents, and citizens to public information.
Aruba, Curaçao, and Saint Martin should work to bring their defamation legislation in line with international standards, the International Press Institute says. All three Caribbean jurisdictions now hold equal status with the Netherlands as constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
IAPA has condemned the violence unleashed against the press during street demonstrations marking the anniversary of the coup that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende.
General Assembly 2008 Country Report: Aruba & Netherlands
Report to the Midyear Meeting 2008: Netherlands Antilles