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IPI adds Caribbean defamation laws to online database

Detailed information in defamation laws in 15 Caribbean countries in now included in the International Press Institute’s (IPI) online media laws database. The information reflects data collected by IPI over the course of a campaign it launched in April 2012 together with the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) to reform defamation law in the Caribbean. […]

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Media groups express concerns over Trinidad and Tobago cyber crimes bill

The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged lawmakers in Trinidad and Tobago to take into account concerns by media stakeholders over a proposed cybercrime law. The country’s Parliament is preparing for a third reading on a wide-ranging online crimes bill that targets, among other things, unauthorised data access, cyber-bullying and identity fraud. However, media groups, […]

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Trinidad and Tobago journalists report online harassment

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over reports of an escalation in online harassment of journalists in Trinidad and Tobago ahead of elections scheduled later this year. One Caribbean Media reported that a number of their journalists, many of them investigative reporters, and particularly female reporters, have been the subject of character attacks […]

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Investigative journalist returns to Trinidad despite death threats

Investigative journalist Mark Bassant of Trinidad and Tobago has returned to his country despite the continued existence of a threat against his life, he told the International Press Institute (IPI) this week in an exclusive interview. Bassant said he made the tough decision to leave his country in May after he received a number of […]

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