Jacques Roche

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Haiti

February 5, 2008 11:04 AM ET

Press conditions improved slightly during a year of relative political stability. A decline in gang violence in the capital, Port-au-Prince, allowed reporters to make a cautious return to the city's streets. And, with the strong support of President René Préval,...

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Préval pledges justice in murders of Haitian journalists

September 27, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Préval pledges justice in murders of Haitian journalists New York, September 27, 2007—Haitian President René Préval has pledged support for an independent committee evaluating stalled investigations into a series of unsolved journalist murders this decade and said that all political...

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HAITI: Two gang members sentenced to life in prison for journalist murder

August 30, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE:  August 30, 2007 Original case: July 14, 2005 Jacques Roche, Le Matin KILLED—UNCONFIRMED On August 30, Port-au-Prince judge Jean Claude Rigeur sentenced Alby Joseph and Chéry Beaubrun, members of the local Solino gang, to life in prison for...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Haiti

February 5, 2007 11:31 AM ET

HAITI Attacks on Haiti’s press dropped significantly, even as its streets were ravaged by violence—but journalists said the decline was attributable to widespread self-censorship. Haiti’s media continued to operate in a polarized environment, which both skewed and limited coverage...

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Suspect in journalist murder granted medical release

April 11, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Updated: April 11, 2006 Original case: July 14, 2005 Jacques Roche, Le Matin KILLED—UNCONFIRMED Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste was granted a temporary release from prison on January 30 to receive medical treatment for leukemia. He was accused of involvement in the...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Haiti

February 16, 2006 11:31 AM ET

HAITI Amid civil unrest, political turmoil, and spiraling violence, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere remained a very dangerous place for journalists. The fall of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 created a political vacuum; street gangs, drug traffickers,...

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September 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET

JULY 14, 2005 Posted: September 2, 2005 Jacques Roche, Le Matin KILLED--UNCONFIRMED Roche, cultural editor with the Port-au-Prince-based daily Le Matin who was kidnapped on July 10, was found dead four days later in a slum in Haiti's capital. His...

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CPJ mourns the death of Jacques Roche

July 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of Haitian journalist Jacques Roche, whose body was found today in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Roche, cultural editor with the daily Le Matin, was kidnapped on Sunday, according to...

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