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Renowned journalist kidnapped for a few hours in Haiti

"A well-known Haitian journalist was kidnapped from her home and hours later was freed by one of the dangerous gangs operating in Port-au-Prince. Marie Lucie Bonhomme Opont, a journalist for Radio Vision 2000, was kidnapped at 3:00 a.m. on June 13 at her residence in the Tabarre neighborhood, northeast of the Haitian capital, by the […]

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Another journalist is murdered within 48 hours in Haiti

"Another journalist was murdered within 48 hours in Haiti, the most dangerous country in which to practice journalism, according to a preliminary report by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) released Tuesday [April 25]. The body of Ricot Jean, a journalist with Radio-Télé Évolution Inter in Saint-Marc, a town 73 km [45 miles] north of […]

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Haiti TV channel general manager was kidnapped

"Armed individuals kidnapped on April 11 the general manager of [Haiti's] television station Canal Bleu, Robert Denis (...) The information was confirmed by his son Cedric Denis. The kidnappers have already made contact with his son. So far, no ransom has been demanded, according to our information. This is the sad news of the day. […]

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Radio broadcaster kidnapped in Haiti released after eight days in captivity

"A radio executive and entertainer kidnapped in the middle of this month in Haiti was released last Saturday [March 25] after being held captive for eight days. Lebrun Saint-Hubert, president and general director of the community radio station '2000,' was released after the payment of a ransom according to local media. The kidnappers demanded US […]

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Journalist is sued after exposing sex abuse by former president of Haiti's soccer federation

"A French investigative journalist who exposed sexual abuse accusations against Yves Jean-Bart, the former Haiti football federation president, is facing a defamation lawsuit by Jean-Bart, Human Rights Watch said today [March 21, 2023]. The journalist, Romain Molina, documented abuses against underage players in the Haiti Football Federation under Jean-Bart’s leadership and supported survivors in Haiti […]

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Journalist Francklin Tamar is shot dead in Haiti, the ninth media professional killed so far this year in the Caribbean country

"A journalist was shot dead on Sun. Dec. 18 in Haiti, a country that this year has already recorded a total of nine murders of press professionals, in addition to several cases of aggressions during the performance of their duties, and abuses by the authorities. Francklin Tamar, 38 years old, was shot by individuals traveling […]

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Journalists in Haiti march for justice after eighth journalist is murdered so far in 2022

"Dozens of journalists marched in white on Sunday through Haiti to denounce the murder of eight of their colleagues this year and demand the country's authorities clarify each case. […] The journalists also reminded the authorities of the warning of the Colectivo de Medios en Línea (CMEL), the organizer of the march, that members of […]

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Journalist in Haiti is killed during protest demanding the release of a detained colleague

"Haiti's National Police said it has received orders to launch an investigation into the death of a journalist who witnesses say was struck in the head by a tear gas canister as officers also opened fire on a group of reporters. In a statement late Sunday [Oct. 30], Police Chief Frantz Elbé offered his condolences […]

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Haiti: Journalists Frantzsen Charles and Tayson Lartigue killed and burned while reporting

"Two of seven journalists who were reporting on Sun. Sept. 11, in the Haitian neighborhood of Cité Soleil, scene of a bloody gang clash, were killed and subsequently burned, local media reported Monday. The journalists were identified as Frantzsen Charles, who works for FS News, and Tayson Lartigue, of Tijèn Jounalis. Consulted by the EFE […]

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Four journalists injured during demonstrations in Haiti

"Three journalists were injured in Haiti - one of them by a gunshot - during demonstrations against the government, violence and fuel shortages held Wed. Sept. 7 in the capital and other cities of the country. A fourth journalist was hit by a projectile while observing from her home another protest in the city of Cap […]