Futuro di Media: Mas Mensaheronan di Berdat

Riba bispu di Dia di Prensa a duna un presentashon di un raport preliminar di UNESCO (sin partisipashon of aprobashon di e konsumido: pueblo) tokante desaroyonan den media na Korsou na Biblioteka Nashonal Frank Martinus Arion. For di 2013 e investigadonan hulandes Renske Pin i Suzan van Velzen a haña e enkargo pa investiga kon prensa ta funkshona komo suministrado di informashon.
Amigoe ku tin e vershon preleminar den nan poder ta sita e UNESCO raport: “Media no ta den estado pa eherse nan rol komo vigilado di gobiernu i otro akshonista poderoso den sosiedat na drechi. Pa motibu di un serie di puntonan medionan di Korsou muchu tiki ta uza nan potensial demokratiko.”

“Tin un dependensia di media komersial, ku tin ku satisfase nesesidatnan di tur grupo di e isla.
Media komersial riba e isla mayoria bes ta keda motiva pa ganashi i ta mira kumplimentu ku nesesidatnan di un kandidat grandi di gruponan sosial inklusivo esnan menos pudiente den sosiedat, komo algu no lukrativo.”

E raport ta trese dilanti lokual pa años pueblo sa kaba ku prensa ta okupa su mes muchu ku notisianan di polis, korte i politika (politikeria partidista) ku ta bai a kosto di notisia ku ta eduka i eleva un pueblo manera: enseñansa, salubridat, ekonomia i asuntunan sosial.

‘Straño’ [no] ta ku CMO riba e dia di presentashon di e raport di UNESCO no tabata presente ni despues a laga tende su opinion riba e investigashon. Nan a firma un MOU (memorandum di komprenshon) komo meta pa alsa nivel di media ku UNESCO na 2011 kiermen nan silensio i absensia ta demostra un hipokresia grandi pa nan kompromiso i deber komo defensor di prensa pa mehora e kalidat di produkshon di notisia. Lokual CMO si a hasi 1 di september riba Dia di Prensa ta organisa un almuerso pa kolekta fondo ku diskurso planea ku e presidente Sociedat Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) Julio Muñoz pero di un of otro manera sin duna e motibu a remplase ku un hurista, miembro di Real Academia Hispanoamericana de Ciencias, Artes y Letras, eskritor venezolano Asdrúbal Aguiar un profesor anti-chavista di ku via Stanley Ignacio su konekshonnan ku Copei e partido ruman di su PNP aki na Korsou. [E teksto kompletu di su diskurso: runrun.es/inbox/151601/asdrubal-aguiar-la-prensa-libre-y-democratica-vive-una-hora-menguada-en-el-hemisferio-occidental.html ]

Un dia despues Vigilante (korant di tata spiritual di CMO sr Lilo Sulvaran) su relato tabata konsentra mas riba kon profesor Aguiar a kalifika gobiernunan den Latino Amerika (Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador) komo populista diktorial menasando prensa via leinan pa strobando e kolumna vertebral di demokrasia. I kon gobiernunan i speshalmente ofisialismo na Venezuela ta sensura prensa segun su manera di mire. Loke sigur a keda nota ta ku konsul di Venezuela Sonia Alvarado no tabata tei mirando e orado konfliktivo anti-Chavismo-Madurismo, un movida di parti di CMO no muchu inteligente si Korsou ke keda e ‘Bon Biseña’ ku Venezuela manera nan mes ta promove i propaga.
Sobadje e presensia di eks prome minister Gerrit Schotte [komo pseudo fanatiko kumbiniente di Chavez-Maduro] ta ridikulisa henter e diskurso di Aguiar aun mas ya ku Schotte mes a haña su la di kritika riba sensura di prensa i opstakulisando libertat di ekspreshon durante su gabinete.

Vital atenshon mester keda duna na lokual no a keda menshona den relatonan di media riba lokual profesor Aguiar a bedei, esaki ku ta mas importante i pregnante awe: “E periodistanan tin ku eherse nan labor
obedesiendo na e prinsipionan di un
periodismo responsabel (algu ku Korsou no a defini i tene su mes na dje ainda), esei kiermen, aktuar ku
buenafe, brinda informashon presiso i konfiabel, refleha na un manera ophetivo e opinionnan di esnan
inbolbi den e debate publiko i abstene di kai den sensashonalismo”.”

E chek di NAF 3000,- ku ENNIA Banco di Caribe a duna CMO komo aporte pa estudio ta un finansa di outo-sensura pa no vigila, raporta, investiga institutonan finansiero. Algu ku pa dekadanan ta e regla di oro pa sobrebibi komo medio di komunikashon. Si un konstelashon di media no por organisa modelonan nobo pa finansia su kousa e ta predestina pa keda katibu di kapitalismo krioyo. Mal paga, tiki derechi laboral, edukashon inferior tur ta malchinan ku no ta yuda hisa e kalidat di periodismo, di ‘talk-shows’, di hende ku ta krea of modera produkshon di notisia.

Stanley Ignacio presidente di CMO a duna un primisia na Telecuracao ku e chens por ta grandi ku pasobra no tin muchu interes di miembresia pa re-eduka nan mes i pasobra tin hopi desunion i tiki miembro (50 for di 28 emisora, 8 korant, 3 televishon) den e organisashon ku nan ta haña nan mes forsa pa desolve si sigi asina.

Ku fayesementu di periodista Aileen Looman un bon representante i bon ehempel di periodismo i komunikashon sosial den media a keda atras. Durante su entiero varios kolega a testigua ku Sra. Looman por a keda karakterisa komo un dama na vanguardia di Papiamentu ku no sa hasi wega, ekspresa su opinion sin leng’i suku ku un solo kara tratando di keda mas ophetivo i imparsial posibel den henter e teatro di media. Su traspaso pa un otro dimensio di bida lo mester por inspira e mundu di media di freska nan mente i boltu e situashon kritiko ku Korsou ta pasando aden. Manera minister enkarga ku ensenansa, kultura i siensia sra. Irene Dick a deskribi prensa komo e entidat mas poderso di mundu ora ela habri e presentashon di UNESCO ku un sita di Malcom X ku ta vigente te dia di awe: “Nan tin e poder pa laga parse e inosentenan no-inosente i laga e no-inosente parse inosente, i esei ta poder. Pasobra nan ta kontrola e mente dje pueblo.”

– Dia di Prensa i di parti di Extra, Vigilante nan no a skibi un editorial.

– tv, radio no a organisa un debate pa kalibra unda e direkshon di prensa tin ku bai.

– pueblo konsientemente ta keda sensura pa Curacao Media Organization i sobra komunidat di prensa pa partisipa den formamentu di un vishon nobo pa prensa.

– Prensa a kibra su spiel pa wak su mes kara i ripara e sikatrisnan ku ta danino pa desaroyo di e sosiedat aki.

– Ki dia lo bin un akshon di Ministerio Publiko manera ‘Ta Basta Awo’ riba dononan di media ku ta hodiendo e pais aki ku nan periodismo putri?

Remembering Helmin, Hero of Decolonization

–This article first appeared on May 6, 2014 for Caribbean Worldwide Network–

The short lived fable that Curaçao instantly would establish an affluent nation after the October 10, 2010 dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, unchaining herself from the guardian responsibility of the smaller sister islands St.Maarten, Saba, St. Eustia and Bonaire was bound to end as it was constructed upon the ruins of deception of political and corporate leadership in the Dutch Caribbean orchestrated by the kingdom government in the Hague, Netherlands. The so-called negotiations for the magical 10-10-10 constitutional reform which for most of the times were led by political parties representing the old power elite -who never intended to democratize their distribution channels of wealth- favored to trade political autonomy for $1.7 billion debt relief resulting in an ordinary Dutch neo-colonialism sweetheart deal. They supervise the country’s finances and justice department and Curaçao gets a muzzled autonomous governmental voice until their budget management skills internalized the neoliberal IMF/Worldbank standards.

The media outlets ruled by economic interests never ceased the propaganda and manipulation to shift the attention away from the anti-colonial activism rivals, the easy way out has always been the beggars route and never the path of holding the Netherlands and the creole elite accountable for their decolonialization fiasco of all the six islands including Aruba. This Dutch historical financial wreckage of their Caribbean territories never received scrutiny from political and academic spaces to shape new ways of decolonial thinking before making life impacting decisions like the 10-10-10 juncture. Especially right now when the Caribbean community member states (CARICOM) is stratagizing their 10 point reparations plan seeking a “moral, ethical and legal case for the payment of
reparations by the former colonising European countries to the nations and people of the Caribbean, for native genocide, the transatlantic slave trade and a racist system of chattel slavery.”
Until 10-10-10 the periods of emancipatory adminstrations were extremely rare, the elections won by MFK, MAN and Pueblo Soberano ushered a new era where parliament member Helmin Wiels as an independentista leader in a forced lesser evil coalition attempted to consolidate this historic opportunity and govern via his ministers with a sovereign blackness swing. Under his hourglass the power elite emotions flared up as discussions were raised that Afro-Curaçaoan culture is the dominant culture, the statue of Peter Stuyvesant the peg-legged 1642-44 governor of Curaçao the Dutch West Indian Company’s symbol of Dutch slavery got removed and the secondary pre-university school that carried his name got renamed after the sociologist Jandi Alejandro Paula amid 21st century colonial minded protests. Free education for secondary schools got implemented. Scholarships were given for colleges and universities in the region to combat the Dutch braindrain of hundreds of students leaving yearly for the Netherlands. Unashamedly agitating against the colonial racist drone blackface Zwarte Piet fest underscoring the miseducational element of breeding black inferiority feelings. Meanwhile his daily evening radio programs where he would concentrate on political education, geo-politics, slavery, colonialism and the cultural fabric it weaved into Curaçaoan society. People got more mouthy, analyzing the media moguls, colonial propaganda, learning labor rights, criticizing Dutch white supremacy, organizing and mobilizing, taking up health advice.

His social work experience and instincts earned by sustaining the destitute in the parishes of the low income working class for the governmental department of culture urged him to develop a vision to invest into his peoples by initiating them into an educational program of the history of black, political, economical, cultural and social struggle in Curaçao converting them in designers of their own destiny.

People say May 5th, 2013 is considered a day that Curacao lost its innocence when the highly esteemed politician was assassinated on the beach of Marie Pompoen, a neighborhood Wiels grew up in close to the city district Punda. A year has passed and it seems we haven’t succeeded -yet- to shake off the post-traumatic stress disorder.

The everyday peoples champ charm and folkloric creole up in your face gospel giving the low-down of the creole white and black elite’s power structures was what captured the affection of the underprivileged masses. If you have sufficient socio-political clout to bring forth big changes you automatically attract forces that wish to put you in a pine box. The power hungry will insist to shed blood when their financial interests are endangered by
determined minds like Wiels that vowed to fight corruption to redistribute the ill-gotten riches
among his beloved struggle class.
Even though his reputation for the last 2,5 years was clouded by a list of minor ideological missteps his untimely death has made people that used to curse, pray to see him beaten up wail and weep. His family and supporters are still mourning the transitioning of a prototype powerful Afro-Curaçaoan leader that dignified the downtrodden bottom people, on a mission to equalize the socio-economic fortunes and uplift them out of Black self-hate to become critical active shining citizens in an independent Curaçao.

”Raising awareness can be experienced as threatening. When you keep people ignorant, you can manipulate and stay in power but the moment people start overstanding who the powerful are and how they operate you get a power passage which is impossible to escape from.” Having seen so much unnecessary poverty on the island within a filthy rich Dutch kingdom Wiels observed that these poor conditions were “like everything else, a symptom. Inequality is the real problem in our society. One side of the street you have upscale Sun Valley on the other side youths growing up in misery. If your cradle is in Ser’i Fortuna, you lost. And this will stay like this until that day the powerful, the capitalist representatives understand that they have to offer equal opportunities to the people. Governmental powers have failed the last forty years to combat inequality.
That’s why according to the United Nations Human Development Index 40% of the population in Curaçao lives in poverty and where 12% has more than 80% financial income. If you don’t take measures, this will result in a frontal confrontation. A revolution.” –

The greatness of Wiels besides his shortcomings attributed to the Dutch Coloniality Fatigue Matrix in which he had to manoeuvre, was that he displayed a live model how to flip the script and birth social transformation eradicating the played out neoliberal state of mind. Get active, read up on things, debate, reform the media to your benefits and emancipative agenda, organize stand up for your rights. Untame your heart from Dutch and domestic colonialism. Link up with the countries in your region, build connect. Show the financial overlords who be running things now. Deconstruct Institutional racism. Dismantle structural class oppression, banish and unlearn all thought patterns that praise creole capitalism.

The murder case trial is set for August 4, the hired killer and accomplices are behind bars and the intellectual assassination plot architects are identified and allegedly soon to be arrested.

Prensa Chikungunya

Prensa katibu
di shon nobo shon bieu
Periodista bobo
Bobolin
Ku nes e no tin.
Hambra pa keda paga
Rabia tras di mikrofono
Un pida bolo
Den su stoma
Riba su kuenta di banko
Ate ta kokocha tuma
yabi outo serka Vamparo

Plaganan di periodismo ‘5 florin 2 outo’
Skupi venenu den kabes di hende
Lage kere ku redu a bira e berdat verifika pa dios mes.
Doño di tv, korant, radio
Santu manipulado pa kapitalismo krioyo.
Mas sanger ainda riba bo portada
Mas potret di ‘Rasta’ pa yena bo saku? Mas televishon pa laga un pueblo pega soño pa semper?
Sigi papia ku lenganan di ignoransia infinito
Prensa ku bruki bisti,
holo stinki stinki di pupu.
Den su fase di beibi,
Gatiando.
Miedu pa hasi un pueblo mas sabi.

Plaka, plaka
Prensa chikungunya
Plaka, plaka
Ta laga periodistanan baila ku burdugu
Plaka ta lanta morto foi santana.
Un dia domferstant diabel tin ku disparse
Bibu e ta ta.
Un kambio irevokabel,
na kaminda.
Asina mes.