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Journalist kidnappings rise in Haiti as violence spikes

At least six journalists have been kidnapped and released in Haiti over the past eight months as gangs have grown in strength since the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, with the groups forming alliances and calling for the armed overthrow of the government. Since February, CPJ has documented the murder of one journalist, several reporters forced to flee their…

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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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New El Salvador law threatens up to 15 years in prison for reporting on gangs

New York, April 7, 2022 – El Salvador lawmakers should repeal new legislation that criminalizes reporting on gangs, and should allow the press to cover issues of public interest freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. “As journalists and press freedom organizations have feared, Salvadoran authorities are using the country’s state of emergency as…

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