In a track and field event, there are persons who may be given the opportunity to start at the 200m mark for a 400m event – this to give an opponent a “fighting chance” at victory at the finish line.
This analogy can now be used in light of new revelations that state media house TTT may be given preference for full exclusive rights to cover assignments by the Government.
While there is no statement on such being official – a report done by News at 7 states that Minister of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Symon de Nobriga reportedly told media practitioners of other media houses that they were not officially invited to cover the repatriation exercise of Venezuelan Nationals back to their homeland.
According to News at 7, TTT was given exclusive coverage of the event to give the station a “fighting chance.”
The other media house which was barred from covering the event was The Newsday.
Minister Symon de Nobriga confirms to News at 7 he's begun instructing officials to give state owned TTT a leg up on the competition by granting them unfettered access on assignments while blocking access to other media… pic.twitter.com/NK2KsZpV5G
— Newsat7tt (@News7TT) July 19, 2021