Attack on journalists' campaign bus kills driver in Haiti, wounds reporter

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  • October 26, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Gunmen killed the driver of a bus carrying seven journalists who were traveling to cover a campaign appearance by a presidential candidate. One of the reporters was injured when the bus flipped over. Monday's attack occurred when reporters from Port au Prince were driving to Gonaives for an appearance by Jacques Edouard Alexis, one of the leading candidates for the Nov. 28 presidential election. After killing the driver, the attackers stole money and a computer from the reporters, the Associated Press says. Three suspects were later arrested and one was killed in a gunfight, AP adds.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.