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Editor’s note

This year, the Print and Online Journalism Class of 2011 decided to use the medium of CARIMAC Times, to bring to the fore issues relating to groups in Jamaica that are stigmatised. Our theme, Breaking the Stigma, brought to life the stories of the poor, homeless, overweight, disabled, HIV and AIDS victims, prostitutes, homosexuals, men in the performing arts, and many others who face grave discrimination. Articles from this edition went beyond looking at the mere issues of how groups were being stigmatised against, to how this dicrimination is affecting the country on a whole and what it says about us as a people. As Jamaicans, we are sometimes unaware of how we treat various groups especially those who may be at a disadvantage, and the effect our actions can have on them. Often times it is in failing to act that we also allow the discrimination to continue. During our tenure at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, we have come to understand how Journalism can be used as a tool to bring a voice to the voiceless and to advocate for those who cannot do so for themselves. As journalists grounded in these principles, it is our intent that these articles will prompt discussions on how Jamaica can take a stand to stop discrimination. We also hope that the discussions do not only start and stop after reading the articles but that it moves us to action. Patrique Goodall

Editor

Carimac Times  

Carimac Times

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