Fears in Trinidad and Tobago of campaign to discredit work of women journalists
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A man speaks on a mobile phone at a shop displaying a T-shirt of US President Barack Obama in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 16 April 2009, MAURICIO DUENAS/AFP/Getty Images

Legislators in Trinidad and Tobago are taking aim at a spate of pernicious issues online – ranging from hate to phishing and fraud – with a draft cybercrime law, following in the footsteps of many governments around the world that have passed comprehensive legislation addressing online crimes.

Link to: Cabinet agrees to meet with media over concerns in Trinidad and Tobago cyber crimes bill

The Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association had previously criticised what it viewed as the government’s failure to allow sufficient public consultation on the bill, which was introduced in May 2014.

Link to: Investigative journalist returns to Trinidad despite death threats

“I decided to come to Trinidad because I did not want them to win,” journalist Mark Bassant told IPI. “I wanted to take back my life and do what I do best for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.”