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Topic “Haiti”

Telecom regulators’ warning to Haitian media could lead to self-censorship: RSF


Press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned last week that a recent statement by Haiti’s National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL) could lead to self-censorship in the country. Read more »


9 persons implicated in the 14-year-old murder of well-known Haitian journalist

Last Friday Judge Yvickel Dabresil accused nine persons – several of whom were close to former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide – of being involved in the 2000 murder of well-known journalist Jean Leopold Dominique. At the time, Dominique was openly critical of Aristide’s re-election, Reuters said. Read more »


Haitian editor gunned down; IPI urges authorities to consider his journalistic work as a motive

Photo of the slain editor in chief of the newspaper Haiti Progres, Georges Henri Honorat. Source: Haiti Progres Read more »


Former Haitian president testifies in attempt to re-open investigation into journalist's death

Former Haitian President René Préval testified privately on Thursday, March 7, as part of an effort to re-open a criminal investigation into the killing of muckraking journalist Jean Dominique, reported the Associated Press. Ten years after his killing, the case remains unsolved.  Read more »


Haitian reporters accuse president’s security of attack

Two Haitian journalists said they were repeatedly beaten by Haitian President Michel Martelly’ssecurity agents when the president visited RFM radio’s headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 12, reported news site Defend.HT.  Read more »


Haitian-American reporter defames Haitian prime minister, judge says

A federal judge in Miami, Fla. said that a Haitian-American journalist defamed Haiti’s prime minister when he reported on the Caribbean country’s purchase of a telecommunications company, reported the Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 19.  Read more »


Haiti correspondent details aid-money corruption, media clichés in new book on earthquake coverage


By Nathan Frandino*
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010 nearly killed then-Associated Press correspondent Jonathan Katz. He was on the second floor of his home and bureau when the walls and floors buckled, collapsing under him. Read more »


Haitian journalists face constant retaliation from government: Report

Journalists in Haiti critical of the government constantly face intimidation and are blocked access to official sources, according to a recent report from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

The report found that, since President Michel Martelly took office in May 2011, journalists are the targets of regular threats, the destruction of work equipment and government retaliation for critical reporting. Read more »


VIDEO: Haiti faces threats to freedom of expression, journalist says

Gotson Pierre, founder of Alterpresse in Haiti, told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas that journalists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing serious, recent threats against freedom of expression. Read more »



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