Reporters in Haiti flee gang violence surge in capital’s neighborhood

  • Source: CPJ
  • September 7, 2023

"The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday [August 6] expressed grave concern that the rapidly deteriorating situation in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince could put journalists at greater risk than other civilians if they are singled out for their work documenting the situation on the ground.

CPJ has learned that at least five reporters have fled their homes in Port-au-Prince’s Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood in a wave of escalating violence as gangs clashed with police to gain control over the area.

'We are watching with grave concern as the situation in Haiti reaches new levels of bloodshed,' said Cristina Zahar, CPJ’s Latin America and the Caribbean program coordinator, in São Paulo. 'We stand in solidarity with journalists working in Haiti who are covering this horrific crescendo of violence.'

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