Gotson Pierre, founder of Alterpresse in Haiti, told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas that journalists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing serious, recent threats against freedom of expression.
On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.”
A Haitian senator is urging President Michel Martelly to sue a Dominican Republic journalist who reported on alleged presidential corruption in Haiti, according to the newspaper Diario Horizonte.
A Dominican Republic journalist reported that security officers are in pursuit of the source who revealed to her that a Dominican senator financed part of the election campaign of Haitian president Michel Martelly.
A Haitian radio journalist was shot to death Monday, March 5, in Cité Soleil, the poorest neighborhood of the capital, Port-au-Prince, reported Reporters Without Borders.
A journalist from Haiti and one from Mexico are among the 2011 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows, according to Poynter.org.
Haitian news media, crucial for keeping a critical eye on the complex rebuilding effort, is struggling to find sure footing amidst the rubble, reports the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
Reporters Without Borders has called for the immediate release of two Haitian journalists who were jailed June 22 by authorities for no apparent valid reason, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange reports.
After airing the contested results of Haiti's controversial legislative elections, the Haitian community radio station Tèt Ansanm Karis was destroyed by arson, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Haitian journalist Jean Richard Louis Charles was shot to death on the street in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, The Associated Press reports.