The Media Association of Vanuatu (MAV) is saddened by the Government’s decision not to renew the work permit of Daily Post Media Director, Dan McGarry.
The MAV feels that available options to deal with its grievances relating to articles published by Daily Post that implicates the Government in possible violations of human rights issues have not been visited.
The MAV and its 89 members who are Journalists, Broadcasters and Print Technicians, Online Content creators and Communications Officers, is urging Prime Minister Charlot Salwai to relook at all the contributions the Vanuatu Media Industry has done and all that Dan McGarry played in promoting the development policies and projects over the last four years of this government.
Media freedom and the right to information is one major contributor.
MAV maintains that silencing the media and journalists will only affect the good relationship the media has with this government.
This relationship is at a level never before experienced by the Media Industry.
MAV is therefore asking the Prime Minister to ensure Mr McGarry has the liberty to pursue all the legal process available to him in order to have his valid documents organised.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST