Pierre-Louis Opont

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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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Blondine Tanis

Haitian radio reporter Blondine Tanis kidnapped amid wave of abductions

New York, July 26, 2023—Those holding Haitian journalist Blondine Tanis must release her immediately and Haitian authorities must work to establish safe working conditions for journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Unidentified people kidnapped Tanis, a host on the local broadcaster Radio Renovation FM, on the afternoon of July 21…

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Haitian television station owner disappears days after brief abduction of his journalist wife

New York, June 22, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on Haitian authorities to investigate the reported kidnapping of Pierre-Louis Opont, the president of Haiti’s independent Télé Pluriel channel 44, and the brief abduction of his journalist wife Marie Lucie Bonhomme. The disappearance of Opont on Tuesday, June 20, came days after Bonhomme,…

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