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

MATT concerned by Faris’ “worrisome” Cybercrime Bill; potential to criminalise journalists

“MATT remains deeply troubled that the Cybercrime Bill has retained its potential to criminalise professional journalists working in the public interest. “While MATT follows the argument that the redrafted Clause 8 of the Cybercrime Bill introduces layers of proof—intentionally, without lawful excuse, justification—to be satisfied by a complainant in order …

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

“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 …

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MATT queries PNM policy regarding post-Cabinet meetings

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 …

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MATT: Investigate and condemn cyber bullying of journalists

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. …

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MATT: Cyber Crime Bill could imprison journalists and whistleblowers

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.” …

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MATT warns against attacks on T&T media workers

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 …

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MATT concerned by alleged Bassant death threat

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 …

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