Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute says it is gravely concerned by the report of a death threat received by television journalist, Mark Bassant.
It says such a threat represents an attack on the freedom of the press which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
Transparency adds it is further dismayed at the statement ascribed to the Acting Commissioner of Police. It explains a death threat cannot be excused or justified under any circumstances. The organisation notes the matter requires official condemnation from the Government and the Opposition.
Transparency is calling for immediate, concerted action to send a clear message of unqualified protection of the freedom of the press as well as of protection for all citizens.