May 22, 2014 : The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) is extremely concerned about a reported threat on the life of Trinidadian multi-media investigative journalist, Mark Bassant of the CCN Media Group.
The fact that Mr Bassant has been forced to seek protective refuge at an undisclosed location underscores the seriousness with which both his media institution and state security forces are treating the matter.
We join with the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago in calling for urgent action to get to the bottom of this situation.
Our international partners are similarly concerned and we all look forward to a thorough and expeditious investigation and the prosecution of anyone found to be behind this threat.
Association of Caribbean Media Workers
Via the Press Assn of Jamaica
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