Dan McGarry, a Canadian expat, has been refused a work permit renewal after 16 years of nonstop work in Vanuatu. He’s married to a niVan from Pentecost. Dan is the chief editor of the Daily Post as well as a director at Buzz96 FM.
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Media Association blong Vanuatu -·facebook post on 7 November (also tweet by DanMcgary)
The Media Association of Vanuatu is saddened by the Government decision not to renew the work permit for the Dailypost Media Director Dan Mcgary.
The MAV feels that available options to deal with its grievances relating to articles published by Dailypost that implicates the Government in possible violations of human rights issues have not been visited.
The MAV and its 89 Members who are Journalists, Broadcasts and Print Technicians, Online Content creators and Communications Officers, is urging the Prime Minister Right Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas to re-look at all the contributions the Vanuatu Media Industry has done and all that Dan Mcgary played in promoting the development policies and projects over the last 4 years of this government.
The freedom of the Media and the right to information is one major contributor.
MAV maintains that silencing the Media and Journalists will only affect the good relationship Media has with this Government. This relationship is at a level never before experience by Media Industry. MAV is therefore asking the Hon. Prime Minister to ensure Mr. Dan Mcgarry has the liberty to pursue all the legal process available to him in order to have his valid documents organised.
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