Aruba & Netherlands

During the past few months, Aruban media have reported on a few unpleasant incidents between the press and members of the government. One involved the request from a Member of Parliament that a reporter/editor/photographer – Nelson Andrade, representing ATV 15 television, Canal 90Fm radio, Diario newspaper, and his company Paparazzi productions – leave a press conference before it started at the MEP party fraction offices. Additionally, some media, including Diario newspaper, Awe Mainta newspaper, ATV15 television and Canal 90 FM radio reported unfair distribution of government advertisement as the Aruban media were celebrating the local Press Day, observed September 1.