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Statement from NABJ on Roland Martin’s Suspension from CNN

Wednesday, February 08, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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Washington, DC (February 8, 2012) – The following is a statement from Gregory H. Lee Jr., President of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), on the recent suspension of NABJ member and CNN commentator, Roland Martin.

 

"This is a teachable moment for all journalists. We are reminded that what we communicate in print and broadcast - and now through social media - has considerable power. NABJ does not support any commentary in any medium that is insensitive or offensive.

 

Mr. Martin is one of our most committed members. In lieu of his presence on CNN, until this matter is resolved, we encourage the network to continue to present a diverse offering of voices in its programming."

 

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.

 

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