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A man site amid the rubble in Port-au-Prince. (AP)

How to help journalists in Haiti

By Joel Simon/Executive Director on January 15, 2010 2:25 PM ET

The scenes from Port-au-Prince are horrifying, and the needs are staggering. There is no food, no water, no place to bury the dead. And there is also no information. According to CPJ’s Senior Americas Program Coordinator Carlos Lauria, who spoke with Haitian journalist Guylar Delva today, only a handful of Creole-language radio stations are operating. Journalists are unable to work because they have been personally devastated—their homes have collapsed or their loved ones have died. 

At this terrible moment, people in Haiti need information—information about where to find food and shelter, what hospitals are operating, what aid agencies are on the ground. We’re determined to help get Haitian journalists back on their feet so they can start working.

We are reaching out to our contacts in Haiti to assess what they need. If you have any information, please post a comment below or notify us via Twitter: @HelpJournalists. We are beginning to collect funds that will go directly to Haitian journalists. If you’d like to make a contribution you can click this link and enter “Haiti” in the “Notes” section on the second page.

Meanwhile, we will use this blog and our Twitter feed to keep you updated on any new developments. 


Me duele la tragedia de Haiti, el hambre y la desnutrición de su gente. Los gobiernos deben dar una ayuda efectiva a Haiti. Los ciudadanos comunes carentes para aportar, debemos dar nuestro apoyo moral.

I totally agree with CPJ executives on this noble idea.They (journalists) need us now more than ever before and it's time we give a helping hand.
Hello people around the world let us put a smile back on the faces of these journalists!
God bless us all.

Haiti duele, pero cual es la forma e ayudar, pienso que todos los paises deberían ofrecer asilo a los Haitianos, especialmente a los niños sin hogar ni familia

The scenes are very sad, still all these people need lots of help from all of us.

Why nobody is talking anymore about Haiti, all this was only the first three weeks then all the sudden, nobody talks anymore about them.

after what happened to japan last week I tried dig up some reports from last years haiti quake and that's where I found your blog. A very noble deed you started here, hope you can do the same to japanese journalists.

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