‘Social Media were Crucial Role’ – Samuda


The President of the JLP affiliate, G2K, Matthew Samuda, says the so called ‘articulate minority’ on social media, whose influence on governance was disdainfully dismissed by PNP Chairman Robert Pickersgill, played a crucial role in the outcome of the election.

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Mr. Pickersgill coined the term in November 2014, as a pejorative reference to persons who used social media to criticize the Simpson Miller administration.

Mr. Samuda says the JLP’s win sends a message that Jamaicans are still willing to respond positively to an issues based election campaign.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.