The Association claimed that it “condemned in the strongest possible way” Ramlogan’s “virulent attack” on a member of the media, Anika Gumbs, suggesting she continues to “lick up the Government” in the course of her duties.
The Attorney General commented recently on an article written by Gumbs based on reports from the Police Complaints Authority and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the existence of a New Flying Squad.
MATT has clearly stated that the freedom of the press must be preserved and any attempt by any power to limit this freedom must be resisted by all right-thinking people.
The Association also added that it was the duty of the media to report fairly and fearlessly on matters of public importance.
It urged its members to continue to freely, accurately and fearlessly cover the news, and not be cowered by the attacks of the Attorney General or anyone else who yields power.