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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 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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MATT “disappointed” with Defamation and Libel Act

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 …

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MATT will complete Guardian investigations next month

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s (MATT) executive committee has named the remaining members of its committee to investigate the media body’s role in an incident at the Trinidad Guardian which led to the resignation of three journalists. The investigative committee is chaired by veteran journalist Tony Fraser and now …

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Fraser heads MATT inquest into Guardian fiasco

Veteran journalist Tony Fraser has been mandated by the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) to investigate the media body’s role in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper fiasco that led to the resignation of three journalists. Fraser will head an independent committee to “review the circumstances which led to MATT giving …

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Williams heads new MATT executive

Trinidad Guardian energy reporter Curtis Williams is the new president of the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) after being voted in by the majority of his media colleagues in today’s election, which was held at TSTT’s video conferencing rooms in Port of Spain and San Fernando. Williams, who …

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Election fever: Meet the MATT candidates

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) will elect a new executive committee tomorrow on Saturday 24 August at TSTT’s office on the corner of Independence Square and Edward Street in Port of Spain and at 32 St James Street in San Fernando. The two locations will be linked …

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