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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.

Photo: TV6 investigative journalist Mark Bassant.
Photo: TV6 investigative journalist 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 and all institutions and right thinking members of the society should also condemn any threat or attack on members of the media. These threats can result in a journalist operating under fear which weakens the role of the fourth estate as a watchdog.

MATT hopes the police will investigate this matter with the urgency and diligence required and if proven true, brings to heel those who would seek harm or injure journalists for performing their duties.

About MATT Executive

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

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6 comments

  1. MATT, the Law Association, Medical Association. ……..all wastes of time.

  2. Does seem like they came out of hibernation but it’s still good for them to stir and be seen

  3. Since last night we would of heard their comments Dale Enoch you are needed

  4. Where MATT come out from all of a sudden, they find everybody getting attention these days and decide to have their moment as well?