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Haiti police open fire on demonstrators, one journalist killed

"Haitian police on Wednesday opened fire on demonstrators demanding higher wages and killed a reporter, according to witnesses and a hospital official in the impoverished Caribbean island nation. Two other journalists were shot and wounded at the scene in Port-au-Prince, where hundreds of Haitians gathered to call for a higher minimum wage than the one […]

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Haitian gang frees journalist Alexander Gálvez 9 days after abduction

“Alexander Gálvez, the Haitian correspondent who was abducted by gangs in Haiti, was released this Monday [Dec. 6] after being deprived of his liberty for nine days. As reported by the Haitian media outlet Radio Télé Métronome, the abduction of the reporter from Grupo de Medios Telemicro had been perpetrated by the criminal gang ‘400 […]

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Journalist among at least five killed in Haiti

"Gunmen killed a journalist, a political activist and at least three other people in a rash of overnight shootings blamed on street gangs in Haiti's capital, the government said Wednesday. Photographs of reporter Diego Charles lying dead on the ground and of Antoinette Duclair in her car circulated on Haitian social media. Duclair was dropping […]

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Journalists Alvarez Destiné and Méus Jeanril shot as police and armed forces disperse protest in Haiti

"Yesterday [Feb. 8] afternoon, in the Champs-des-Mars area of Port-au-Prince, the capital, unidentified attackers shot Destiné and Jeanril while they were covering protests calling for President Jovenel Moïse to step down, according to media reports and Jacques Desrosiers, secretary general of the Association of Haitian Journalists, a local trade group, who spoke with CPJ via […]

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Haiti journalists denounce police brutality, demand justice

"A couple hundred journalists and opposition activists marched peacefully in Haiti’s capital Thursday to denounce police brutality and demand justice for colleagues slain in recent years. [...] Several journalists have been injured while covering recurrent, violent demonstrations in which protesters often clash with police. Others have been killed while working on unrelated stories." Read original […]