IPI calls for look at news raid; asks for meetings

The Austria-based International Press Institute (IPI) in an open letter — cosigned by three US-based journalists’ associations — is urging Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to work more closely with Newsday and TV 6 in their investigations. The open letter regarding the recent raid of Newsday offices, the home of Newsday reporter Andre Bagoo, and CCN TV 6 by officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau, was cosigned by the National Association of Black Journalists’ Global Journalism Task Force, IPI North American Committee and Unit. Reminding Gibbs that journalists should not be compelled to reveal their source, the associations said, they “would embrace the opportunity” to meet with him and representatives of the Police Service Commission to discuss policies . . . To read more, visit Newsday at http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,155506.html

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