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Radio Antarctique

Haitian broadcaster Radio Antarctique burned down in gang attack

New York, July 28, 2023—Haitian law enforcement must thoroughly investigate the July 23 arson attack on independent local station Radio Antarctique and ensure that journalists can work without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, about 50 heavily armed men with assault-style rifles attacked the…

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Blondine Tanis

Haitian radio reporter Blondine Tanis kidnapped amid wave of abductions

New York, July 26, 2023—Those holding Haitian journalist Blondine Tanis must release her immediately and Haitian authorities must work to establish safe working conditions for journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Unidentified people kidnapped Tanis, a host on the local broadcaster Radio Renovation FM, on the afternoon of July 21…

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Haitian television station owner disappears days after brief abduction of his journalist wife

New York, June 22, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on Haitian authorities to investigate the reported kidnapping of Pierre-Louis Opont, the president of Haiti’s independent Télé Pluriel channel 44, and the brief abduction of his journalist wife Marie Lucie Bonhomme. The disappearance of Opont on Tuesday, June 20, came days after Bonhomme,…

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Radio journalist Dumesky Kersaint shot and killed in Haiti

New York, April 27, 2023—Haitian authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Dumesky Kersaint, determine if he was killed in connection with his work, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Between the evening of April 15 and the morning of April 16, Kersaint was shot and killed…

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CPJ welcomes US court ruling that Haitian mayor was responsible for 2008 radio station attack

Washington, D.C., March 22, 2023—In response to a Boston court’s ruling Tuesday finding former Haitian Mayor Jean Morose Viliena responsible for attacking the New Vision Radio community radio station in 2008, the Committee to Protect Journalist issued the following statement: “It is heartening to see the recognition of former Haitian Mayor Jean Morose Viliena’s crimes,…

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Deadly year for journalists as killings rose sharply in 2022

By Jennifer Dunham/CPJ Deputy Editorial Director Published January 24, 2023 Key Takeaways | Methodology | 2022 Killed Data | Interactive Map | Video The year 2022 was deadly for members of the press. At least 67 journalists and media workers were killed during the year–the highest number since 2018 and an almost 50% increase from…

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Haitian radio journalist Francklin Tamar shot, killed in Port-au-Prince

New York, December 22, 2022 — Haitian authorities must immediately investigate the killing of radio journalist Francklin Tamar, determine if he was targeted because of his reporting, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  Two unidentified individuals on a motorcycle shot Tamar multiple times on Rue Monseigneur Guilloux street…

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Haitian journalist Romelson Vilcin killed during demonstration at police station

New York, November 11, 2022 — Haitian authorities must take immediate action to identify the police officers responsible for the death of journalist Romelson Vilcin and hold them to account, and the Haitian police must stop attacking the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  On October 30, a group of at least a…

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Haitian journalist Roberson Alphonse survives shooting attack in Port-au-Prince, missing radio host found dead in Les Cayes

New York, October 26, 2022 — Haitian authorities must immediately investigate a shooting attack on investigative journalist Roberson Alphonse, bring those responsible to justice, and make sure Haiti’s journalists can report safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Unidentified attackers shot at Alphonse’s car while he drove through the Delmas 40B neighborhood of the…

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Haitian journalists Frantzsen Charles and Tayson Lartigue shot dead while covering violence in Port-au-Prince

New York, September 15, 2022–Haitian authorities must take decisive action to investigate a brutal attack that left two reporters dead, guarantee that the journalists’ bodies are returned to their families, and ensure the Haitian press can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Frantzsen Charles and Tayson Lartigue were shot and killed when…

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