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Montas is seeking justice in a criminal complaint against Duvalier. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

Haitian journalist Montas levels charges against Baby Doc

Former dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier is facing some blowback after breezing into Haiti last Sunday following a 25-year absence. On Wednesday, prominent Haitian journalist and former UN spokesperson Michele Montas joined three others in filing criminal complaints against the former dictator who returned to the country Sunday, just days after the anniversary of…

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For Haiti’s Michele Montas, trauma and determination

Michele Montas, the Haitian journalist and former spokeswoman for U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, has experienced a harrowing time in aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. “Haiti appears to be on doomsday,” said Montas, who said she has been shaken by the number of dead and wounded on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Her own…

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Asia Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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CPJ Update

May 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists

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CPJ delegation meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

New York, April 27, 2007—Meeting today with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his admiration and pledged his support for journalists working in dangerous situations around the world. “Tell them we will be behind them,” the secretary-general said. “I have big admiration and respect for their courage.” Ban…

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Crackdown in Cuba

Dozens of Latin American writers join CPJ in urging Castro to release jailed colleagues

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Les autorités haïtiennes donnent leur consentement à examiner les dossiers du CPJ sur la liberté de la presse

Version française Port-au-Prince, August 15, 2003—Top officials of the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have agreed to report to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on the status of judicial investigations into press freedom abuses documented by CPJ. The agreement came during a five-day visit to Haiti by members of a CPJ delegation, who met…

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Haiti

HAITIAN JOURNALISM RECEIVED A TERRIBLE BLOW in the April assassination of Jean Léopold Dominique, the country’s most prominent journalist and a veteran advocate of free speech. On April 3, an unidentified gunman shot Dominique seven times as he entered Radio Haïti Inter’s courtyard for his morning broadcast. Security guard Jean-Claude Louissaint was also shot dead…

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Prominent radio journalist gunned down

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its deep sorrow over the recent assassination of Jean Léopold Dominique, owner and director of the independent station Radio Ha•ti Inter, and of the station’s security guard, Jean Claude Louissaint. We call on Your Excellency to ensure that this heinous crime is investigated and its authors brought to justice.

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