Home / MATT Executive

MATT Executive

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago is the authorised representative body for local journalists in all formats.

MATT: Carmona wrong to use Republic Day message to deflect valid questions

anthony-carmona-pope-francis-whensteeltalks-ftr

“President [Anthony] Carmona appears out of touch with the urgent demands for accountability in 21st century Caribbean reporting and journalism.” The following is a release from the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) in response to President Anthony Carmona’s Republic Day message: His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC is wrong to use his …

Read More »

MATT queries PNM policy regarding post-Cabinet meetings

maxie-cuffie-ftr

Changes in the format of the post-Cabinet press briefing announced by the Honourable Maxie Cuffie, Minister of Communications, have understandably raised questions by journalists. Over several administrations, the post-Cabinet press conference has been used as a forum where ministers of government made themselves available, on rotation, to answer the media’s …

Read More »

MATT: Investigate and condemn cyber bullying of journalists

media-interview-ftr

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago extends solidarity to journalists who have been and continue to be subjected to intimidation, slander, defamation and bullying in broadcast media and on social media. MATT takes note of the numerous journalists from various media houses targeted for vicious attacks on-air and on-line. …

Read More »

MATT: Cyber Crime Bill could imprison journalists and whistleblowers

Whistleblower

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) has condemned the Cyber Crime Bill 2014, which threatens to criminalise journalists, whistleblowers and members of the public who receive, gain access to or share “computer data from another person knowing that the other person has obtained the computer data through unauthorised means.” …

Read More »

MATT warns against attacks on T&T media workers

media-association-ftr

The following is a press release by the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) to mark World Press Freedom Day: On World Press Freedom Day 2015, MATT pays tribute to all the champions of press freedom and freedom of expression in Trinidad and Tobago and the region. We acknowledge …

Read More »

MATT concerned by alleged Bassant death threat

Mark-Bassant-ftr

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago views with great concern alleged threats on the life of CCN’s Senior Investigative Reporter Mark Bassant. MATT wishes to remind the country that a free and fair press and one that is free from fear is crucial to the functioning of a democracy …

Read More »

MATT “disappointed” with Defamation and Libel Act

Anand Ramlogan

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) is disappointed that the amendments to the Defamation and Libel Act 2013 that excluded the repeal of Section 8 of the Act have been passed in the Senate. Section 8 of the Act, which states, “If any person maliciously publishes any defamatory …

Read More »

MATT: Journalists under attack by politicians and bloggers

Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed

The Media Association of Trinidad & Tobago condemns the ongoing smear campaigns  currently targeting investigative journalists. These journalists, who have been conducting legitimate investigations, now find themselves the target of anonymous e-mails being circulated on the Internet by various groups, as well as public attacks on television by senior politicians. …

Read More »