FEBRUARY 3, 2005
Posted: February 10, 2005

Raoul Saint-Louis, Radio Megastar


Saint-Louis, a reporter with the private station Radio Megastar, was wounded in the arm in a drive-by shooting in front of the station’s studios in the capital, Port-au-Prince. He has since moved from his home in fear for his life, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Gunmen firing from a moving vehicle shot Saint-Louis, co-host of a news show, as he was standing in front of Megastar studios minutes before his broadcast was to begin, Guyler Delva, secretary-general of the Haitian Journalists Association, told CPJ.

Saint-Louis, who was with his wife and a colleague at the time, was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his wounds. The journalist said he had recently received telephone threats after criticizing Haiti’s transitional government for failing to crack down on corruption, the AP reported. Government officials have criticized Megastar for giving airtime to shantytown residents, Delva said.