[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two State Media entities along with a private media house were chided this evening at a public rally organized by the political opposition for their reporting on political developments in the country.
Opposition Parliamentarian, Dr Rupert Roopnarine called on the hundreds of Guyanese gathered at the Square of the Revolution, Georgetown to boycott the state controlled National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana Chronicle newspaper.
“…We understand the manipulation and the nastiness of their threats and we will act on it,” Roopnarine told the gathering that erupted in applause.
He also chided privately operated Guyana Times and told citizens not to purchase the local daily.
The Opposition MP says the information disseminated by these entities is poisonous to the citizenry.
“There is only so much poison you can take and they are pouring it into your eyes and ears,” he said.
His remarks were met with agreement by those gathered. The aforementioned agencies have been accused of being pro government and bias in its reporting by the Opposition.
In fact, the budget for NCN along with the Government Information Agency (GINA) failed to receive approval from the parliamentary political opposition over the last three years.
The Opposition has constantly complained of not receiving fair coverage from the aforementioned agencies.