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Radio Panic FM journalist found dead in Haiti following threats

October 11, 2019 5:18 PM ET

Miami, October 11, 2019—Haitian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of radio journalist Néhémie Joseph and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Edmond Agenor Joseph shot by police in Haiti while covering protests

October 1, 2019 3:30 PM ET

Miami, October 1, 2019 -- Haitian authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the shooting of journalist Edmond Agenor Joseph, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the protection of journalists covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Haitian senator opens fire, injuring AP photographer Chery Dieu-Nalio

September 24, 2019 2:10 PM ET

Miami, September 24, 2019 -- Haitian authorities should immediately undertake a swift and credible investigation into the shooting of journalist Chery Dieu-Nalio and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Luckson Saint-Vil survives shooting attack in southern Haiti

August 13, 2019 4:31 PM ET

Miami, August 13, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a shooting attack on Haitian journalist Luckson Saint-Vil in southern Haiti last week, and urged Haitian authorities to investigate threats against Saint-Vil and identify and prosecute the attackers....

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Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor survives shooting attempt in Port-au-Prince

July 22, 2019 4:25 PM ET

Miami, July 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a shooting attack on Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor in Port-au-Prince and urged Haitian authorities to investigate threats to Zidor and bring the perpetrators to justice....

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Radio Sans Fin host Pétion Rospide killed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

June 13, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Miami, June 13, 2019 -- Haitian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of journalist Pétion Rospide and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist shot in anti-government demonstrations in Haiti

February 14, 2019 3:29 PM ET

Miami, February 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Haitian authorities to investigate the shooting of a reporter during an anti-government demonstration and to ensure the safety of journalists covering ongoing protests....

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Haitian photojournalist missing in Port-au-Prince

March 28, 2018 5:00 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2018--Haitian authorities must do everything possible to locate freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur and conduct a full and transparent investigation into his disappearance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Press freedom on OGP agenda as authoritarianism rises

December 12, 2016 12:34 PM ET

There was poignancy to the Paris summit of the Open Government Partnership, as leaders from government and civil society took the stage to defend a political ideology under siege: liberal democracy. French President François Hollande, who amid weak public support announced he will not seek re-election in 2017, called...

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Duvalier's death must not mean end of proceedings against dictatorship

October 14, 2014 11:29 AM ET

The sudden death on October 4 of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and the initial information that he would be honored with a state funeral stunned the victims who had filed suit against Duvalier for massive violations of human rights during his regime. It also created an unexpected ripple effect...

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