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Radio journalist killed in Haiti amidst violent protests against country’s president

Reporter Néhémie Joseph of Radio Méga was found dead in his car on Oct. 10 in Mirebalais, Haiti, as reported by the Associated Press.

Joseph posted to Facebook in September that he was threatened by politicians who accused the journalist of inciting protests, the news agency said, adding that the motive for his murder is still unclear. Read more »


Haitian journalist shot while covering protest in Port-au-Prince

*This post was updated to include information from CPJ.

A Haitian journalist was hit by a gunshot as police fired live ammunition during a protest in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 30, according to the radio station where he works, Radio Sans Fin, as reported by Reuters. Read more »


Associated Press photojournalist in Haiti is wounded after legislator fires gun outside Senate

Haitian photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chery was hit in the face by a bullet after a senator shot his gun in the country’s Senate yard on Sept. 23, as reported by the Miami Herald. Read more »


Haitian journalist who received death threats survives shooting

Luckson Saint-Vil, a journalist for the site Loop Haiti, was on his way home in southern Haiti when his vehicle was shot multiple times. He survived.

“I got out of my vehicle to check if everything was fine because I heard an unusual noise. That’s when I heard some blasts. Fortunately, I had the reflex to lie on the ground. Moments later, I got up and saw no less than seven bullet holes on the vehicle,” the journalist told Le Nouvelliste. Read more »


Journalist who received threats survives shooting in Haiti’s capital

The car of Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor, reporter and columnist for newspaper Le National, was shot several times in Port-au-Prince, according to local media. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Haiti amid protests against the country's president

Journalist Pétion Rospide, a presenter for Radio sans fin, was shot while driving home from work on the night of June 10 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Read more »


Haitian journalist shot during protests against the government

Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon was hit by a bullet in his forearm while covering protests in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 13. Read more »


Amid attacks, journalists demand guarantees for election coverage from outgoing Haitian president

Journalists in Haiti and the Dominican Republic urged the current Haitian President Michel Martelly to give them all guarantees necessary to properly cover the electoral process, which, they say, is taking place in the midst of attacks on freedom of expression by the outgoing government. Read more »


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 »


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