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ACM condemns threat to press freedom

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) has joined in the condemnation of the police raid of a newspaper saying the action reeks "of intimidation and can be interpreted as an attempt to put a damper on media efforts to get to the bottom of a matter of great public interest and concern".

"We are not comforted by Government claims of ignorance in the face of this threat to press freedom in Trinidad and Tobago and call on the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration to clearly state its specific position on the actions of this arm of the national security infrastructure," said that ACM yesterday, which groups media professionals throughout the English, French, Dutch and Spanish speaking Caribbean.

ACM said it was joining its affiliate, the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago "in strongly condemning the police raid" that the "action against Newsday closely mirror the December 29, (2011) raid on Caribbean Communications Network (CCN TV6) which has been roundly condemned by local, regional and international press freedom organisations.

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