Journalist Blondine Tanis is kidnapped in Haiti; it is the sixth kidnapping of a press member in the country so far this year

  • Source: IAPA
  • July 24, 2023

"A journalist has been kidnapped in the Haitian capital, [which represents] the sixth kidnapping affecting the Haitian press this year. Blondine Tanis, co-host of the 'Tribune Matinale' program broadcast on Radio Rénovation FM (107.1FM), fell into the hands of her captors on Friday, July 21, as she was entering her home in the Delmas neighborhood, east of Port-au-Prince, local media confirmed.


On June 13, Marie Lucie Bonhomme, a journalist with Radio Vision 2000 and owner of the radio and television station Télé Pluriel, was forcibly taken from her residence in the commune of Tabarre […] and released hours later.


Four other journalists were kidnapped and released after their ransoms were paid this year: Robert Dénis, general director of TV Canal Bleu and recently elected president of the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH); Lebrun Saint-Hubert, president and general director of community radio 2000; Jean Thony Lorthé, host of the program 'Rafrechi Memwa' on Radio Vision 2000; and Sandra Duvivier, cultural journalist, cameraman and staff member of Telemax, TV channel 5."

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