Haiti / 2010

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Haitian state media running, but limited in scope as always

February 19, 2010 12:27 PM ET

As part of three days of mourning in Haiti to remember the one-month anniversary of the January 12 earthquake, songs and prayers with melancholic voices echoing and images of a crowd mostly dressed in white were broadcast live on the state-owned National Radio and Television stations (RTNH)....

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Haiti's online news agencies barely functioning

February 17, 2010 12:45 PM ET

The three main online news agencies in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, are struggling in the aftermath of the quake. Clarens Renois, the founding director of Haiti Press Network, addressed the outlet's future frankly: “In three months, I will close the agency,” he said. ...

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CPJ support helps an injured Haitian reporter

February 12, 2010 5:32 PM ET

His collarbone severely fractured in the January 12 earthquake, Haitian journalist Yves Adler Boissonniere needed considerable medical attention—care that he could not get in his devastated country. With US$40 and a few gourdes (Haiti’s currency) in his pocket, Boissonniere decided in late January to cross the border to the...

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Provisional media death toll rising in Haiti

February 10, 2010 2:36 PM ET

A month after the January 12 earthquake, the death toll for journalists has risen to 26, with two others injured, according to a new provisional tally released by media groups in Haiti. Under the umbrella of International Media Support, a joint mission of press groups (including the Association of...

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Newspapers cut staff and are unable to print in Haiti

February 9, 2010 4:28 PM ET

The two Haitian dailies, Le Nouvelliste and Le Matin, are still coping with the devastating effects of the January earthquake. Though these outlets continue to disseminate news via the Internet, it will take them some time to resume publishing in print....

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Internews provides critical news to use in Haiti

February 8, 2010 12:57 PM ET

Every evening, between 9 and 10 p.m., people in areas affected by the January 12 earthquake listen to the program “Nouvel pou nou Konnen” (News to Know). Huddled in tents or sitting in the open air, men and women cling to their transistor radios to get news on the...

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Radio Metropole: A station in Haiti running out of steam

February 3, 2010 3:25 PM ET

Radio Metropole’s journalists, coping in a tent set up in the garden of the radio station’s office in Port-au-Prince, have not still resumed their normal pace of work because of the trauma caused by the January 12 earthquake. The station resumed its normal programming on February 1, after broadcasting...

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Journalist Marcus Garcia pushes onward in Haiti's chaos

February 2, 2010 5:49 PM ET

Amid Haiti’s chaos, Marcus Garcia struggles every day to fulfill his duty as journalist. He said he routinely goes up and down the streets of Port-au-Prince in search of fuel for his car. When talking on the phone, the tone of his voice indicates the difficulties he encounters as...

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Videos show Haiti's community radio stations in ruins

February 2, 2010 2:37 PM ET

As CPJ’s Haiti consultant Jean Roland Chery wrote Wednesday on the CPJ Blog, “Community radio stations play a leading role in local news coverage in Haiti’s most remote communities, filling the void left by private radio stations in the capital.” Today we can show you two videos clearly depicting the devastation...

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Media must not be left behind as Haiti rebuilds

February 1, 2010 10:57 AM ET

The earthquake that rocked Haiti didn't spare anyone, including the media. Like every institution in the troubled country, the media has had its share of challenges. They cannot pay decent salaries to reporters and the reporting most often doesn't go beyond the headlines. International organizations have developed training programs...

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