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Trinidadian authorities should protect threatened journalist

New York, May 29, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Trinidadian authorities to ensure the safety of a local journalist who fled the country after learning of a plot against his life. 

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CPJ urges OAS not to weaken human rights system

Dear OAS Ministers of Foreign Affairs: Ahead of the assembly of the Organization of American States on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to oppose any attempts to debilitate the regional human rights system. The failure of member states to preserve the autonomy and independence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its special rapporteur on freedom of expression would make citizens throughout the hemisphere more vulnerable to human rights violations and represent a blow to democracy in the Americas.

March 18, 2013 12:40 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Trinidad and Tobago

PRIME MINISTER BASDEO PANDAY, WHO HAS SPENT MUCH of his five years in office feuding with the media, found his government embroiled in a constitutional crisis at year's end, after winning a narrow victory in elections held on December 11.

The population of this oil- and gas-rich country is equally divided between people of African and Indian descent. Panday, the first prime minister of Indian heritage, has been sparring with the largely black-owned media since his administration took office in 1995, and his outbursts have been politically costly. "Recent polls have indicated that the two issues that cost the administration popularity [and] votes are corruption and attacks on press freedom," noted Keith Smith, an editor at the Daily Express.
March 19, 2001 12:01 PM ET

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