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Crowne: The problem with the Cybercrime Bill and why journalists are right to be afraid

“The ‘formal’ effect of the provision would seemingly not criminalise investigative journalism, whereas the ‘substantive’ and practical effect would in fact stifle investigative journalism and journalistic independence as a whole. Democratic discourse could be severely trammelled.” Senior lecturer (Mona) and barrister Dr Emir Crowne, BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC, …

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Fixin’ T&T: PM continues attack on independent institutions

Fixin’ T&T categorically condemns the attack on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by Prime Minister (PM) Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Attorney General (AG) Garvin Nicholas. This naked attempt to intimidate deputy DPP Joan Honore-Paul is reminiscent of those directed towards: ·         Mr David West – Director of …

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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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