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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: Anti-corruption legislation before property tax; protect treasury first and foremost!

Effective implementation of meaningful legislation to govern procurement, campaign financing, party financing and whistle blowing must be made the top priority of the Dr Keith Rowley-led PNM Government. Systems must be put in place to properly protect our patrimony and minimise opportunities for the pilferage of our money before we …

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Fixin’ T&T: Rowley did right thing; but procurement legislation and stronger DPP needed

Civic watch group, Fixin’ T&T, has congratulated Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for doing “the right thing” in dismissing Housing and Urban Development Minister Marlene McDonald. However, the group also urged Rowley to prioritise meaningful legislation on procurement, campaign financing, party financing and whistle blowing and create a more financially …

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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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