Haiti / Americas

  

Haitian police kill 1 journalist, injure 2 at protest

Miami, February 24, 2022 – Haitian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the police killing of journalist Maximilien Lazard and wounding of journalists Sony Laurore and Yves Moïse, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. At about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, Haitian National Police…

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Attackers shoot at, firebomb offices of Haitian outlet Radio Télé Zenith

Miami, February 3, 2022 — Haitian authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into an attack on the Radio Télé Zenith offices, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Around 2 a.m. on Monday, January 31, an unknown number of armed individuals riding in two vehicles fired several…

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Two Haitian journalists killed while reporting on gang violence in Port-au-Prince

Miami, January 7, 2022 – Haitian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the brutal killings of journalists John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louis-Saint, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, suspected gang members shot Amady and Louis-Saint while they were reporting on the lack of…

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A press freedom crisis unfolds in Latin America

As the number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work climbs to record highs, cases of those behind bars in Latin America remained relatively low. A total of six – three in Cuba, two in Nicaragua and one in Brazil – were in custody for their work as of December 1, according to the Committee…

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Haitian journalist Diego Charles shot and killed in Port-au-Prince

Miami, July 1, 2021 — Haitian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of journalist Diego Charles, determine if he was targeted for his reporting, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11:00 p.m. on June 29, unidentified men riding a…

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Journalists Alvarez Destiné and Méus Jeanril shot as police and armed forces disperse protest in Haiti

Miami, February 9, 2021 — Haitian authorities should thoroughly investigate the shootings of journalists Alvarez Destiné and Méus Jeanril, identify those responsible, and hold them to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday afternoon, in the Champs-des-Mars area of Port-au-Prince, the capital, unidentified attackers shot Destiné and Jeanril while they were covering protests calling for…

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En Haïti: le journaliste Setoute Yvens survit à un attentat par balles, un autre journaliste reçoit des menaces de mort

Miami, le 3 août 2020 — Les autorités haïtiennes doivent enquêter rapidement et en profondeur sur l’attentat par balles contre le journaliste Setoute Yvens et les menaces de mort proférées à l’encontre du journaliste Pradel Alexandre et identifier et poursuivre les personnes impliquées, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Comité pour la Protection des Journalistes. Le 28…

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Journalist Setoute Yvens survives shooting attempt, another reporter receives death threats in Haiti

Miami, August 4, 2020 — Haitian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting attack on journalist Setoute Yvens and the death threats to journalist Pradel Alexandre and identify and prosecute those involved, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 28 around 8:45 p.m. in the Drouillard neighborhood of the Cité-Soleil commune in Port-au-Prince, Yvens, a…

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A woman walks in downtown Port au Prince, Haiti, on March 26, 2020. Eight journalists were recently attacked while covering the coronavirus pandemic in Port au Prince. (AFP/Pierre Michel Jean)

Journalists assaulted while covering COVID-19 measures in Haiti

Miami, April 9, 2020 — Haitian authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the assault on a group of journalists at the National Identification Office in Port-au-Prince, the capital, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Medical staff are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 27, 2020. CPJ recently spoke with Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon about covering the COVID-19 pandemic. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin)

Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon says covering COVID-19 feels like being ‘soldiers in the battlefield’

Reuters correspondent Robenson Sanon has been covering life in his home country of Haiti for over 10 years.

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