Table of Contents
Problem Statement 3
Aims and Objectives 5
Literature Review 6
Collection of Data 8
Cover Letter 9
Presentation of Data 12
Analysis of Data 17
Discussion of Findings 18
To what extent does media bias affect the internal affairs of MATT?
The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) was started in 1986 under founding president Andy Johnson. MATT came out of the now defunct organization The Journalists Association of Trinidad and Tobago (JATT). While this study was being conducted, Mr. Kerry Peters was head of the association. However as of March 14th Mr. Peters has resigned.
MATT seeks to promote press freedom and deal with issues concerning its implementation and enforcement. MATT also serves as a general representative body of journalists and other media personnel in Trinidad and Tobago. It collaborates with the Association of Caribbean Media-workers (ACM) and other similar media associations in holding workshops and seminars to improve the standard of media coverage both locally and regionally.
MATT has achieved many things in their 25 year life span as an association. They have helped to promote general press freedom across the island through negotiation. They have also been able to provide a larger collective voice for media persons in Trinidad and Tobago to voice opinions and concerns on key, pressing issues in both local and regional spheres.
Aims and Objectives
Within every organization there are issues which make the smooth operation of the organization much more difficult or completely impossible. One of the main issues affecting MATT is the effect of members’ respective media houses on their input within the association. According to the MATT vice-president Ms. Judy Raymond “there are challenges caused by the fact that unlike, say, lawyers or architects, who are generally...