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Mrs. Sunity Maharaj

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Media Consultant and Managing Dir...

Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies

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  • B.A. Degree , Communications and Social Sciences
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Today is World Press Freedom Day ..., 3 May 2014 [cached]
Today is World Press Freedom Day and, to date, local journalists are holding their own, says Sunity Maharaj, media consultant and managing director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies. "The situation is not particularly troubling."
Referring to the tensions between some members of the media and the Government, Maharaj said she did not think it was unhealthy in a democracy. The media is perceived as the watchdog by members of the public, and the Government is defending its position, she said, and this was not new and had existed under different administrations. "I am not saying the Government does not try to influence the media by using soft tactics like bribes, but I don't think journalists are cowed."
She said there are individual politicians who may have also crossed the line by invading a reporter's privacy. Maharaj said all journalists needed to do is abide by their own code of conduct and ethics. Asked to comment on members of the media having relationships with politicians, she repeated, "Media houses need to be rigorous in abiding by their own code of conduct."
She said if a reporter finds him-or herself in a situation where there is a conflict of interest, the matter should be brought into the open and dealt with professionally.
TEDxPortofSpain » Sunity Maharaj, 5 July 2013 [cached]
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Sunity Maharaj - TEDxPortofSpain 2012 Speaker
Sunity Maharaj Sunity Maharaj, the Managing Director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies (LBIWI) and editor of The Trinidad and Tobago Review, is a media consultant, journalism lecturer and head of her own multi-media production company. The former editor-in-chief of the Trinidad Express, News Director of TV6 and Group Executive for Editorial & Content Development at One Caribbean Media, she coordinates the Caribbean Civilization required core course, in which Trinity-in-Trinidad partners with the LBIWI.
Ms. Sunity ..., 17 Oct 2009 [cached]
Ms. Sunity Maharaj Began her career in journalism with the Trinidad Express in 1977. Over the years she has held a broad range of editorial responsibilities with OCM companies in Trinidad and Tobago, including the Trinidad Express where she has been News Editor, Sunday Express Editor and Editor-in-chief (2001-2003) and at TV6 where she was Head of News and Current Affairs (1997-2001).
eph, 30 Aug 2003 [cached]
Mrs. Sunity MaharajEditor in Chief- Express Newspaper
Sunity started her career in journalism in the Express over 25 years ago.She has a B.A. Degree in Communications and Social Sciences and more recently held the positions of Head of News and Current Affairs in TV6 and Group Director of News and Current Affairs.
Sunity Maharaj, director of ..., 8 Nov 2013 [cached]
Sunity Maharaj, director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies, editor of the T&T Review and former Express editor in chief, said Hosein's dinner showed media practitioners should be guided by the editorial policy of their particular media house.
Saying there was a "grey line" between "normal hospitality" and wanting to bribe people, Maharaj said there was a question of what was appropriate and inappropriate. "If you want to have a drink or so...but you don't know if it is being offered as an inducement to butter us up and to get us on our good side and establish a line of contact that makes us unusually friendly to a particular public official," she said. "Media houses have to find that fine line between normal courtesies and briberies."
Touching on the prime minister's annual distribution of Christmas hampers to the media after a luncheon at the Diplomatic Centre, Maharaj said this was an investment in the media. Saying it was important to set standards, she said: "The standards have run away with us. There used to be a period where it was normal and kind of reasonable, but now it is going into a territory of open bribery of the media. One way to remove temptation from journalists, Maharaj added, was to offer better salaries and working conditions.
Urging more discussion on the accepting of gifts by the media, she said this was an important issue to be ventilated and discussed.
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