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
ABOUTThe NABJ Global Journalism Task Force exists to increase and improve black journalists’ coverage of other countries as well as the African Diaspora by strengthening resources, maintaining an international sourcebook and fostering the idea that reporters need not be foreign correspondents to cover news in the world’s 195 countries. The task force recognizes groundbreaking work by African journalists with the annual Percy Qoboza Award and provides opportunities for foreign coverage through the Ethel Payne Fellowship.