In 2023, the Haitian press was a victim of crimes, kidnappings, and multiple threats.
Journalist Roderson Elias: “We are on our own, helpless against the gangs”
“The arson attack on Haitian reporter Arnold Junior Pierre’s home illustrates the deteriorating security situation in the country, which has made it nearly impossible for journalists to work safely” – CPJ.
Journalists, press workers, and media executives are easy targets for attacks, kidnappings, and murders by gangs that control a large part of the capital.
Ricot Jean’s body was found two just days after the killing of journalist Dumesky Kersaint.
The journalist, Romain Molina, documented abuses against underage players in the Haiti football federation under Jean-Bart’s leadership and supported survivors in Haiti and worldwide.
Eight journalists were murdered or killed in 2022, victims of violence in Haiti, a country facing a severe security crisis stemming from the actions of armed gangs, anti-government protests, and the excessive use of police force.
Haitian journalist Roberson Alphonse survives shooting attack in Port-au-Prince, missing radio host found dead in Les Cayes
Garry Tess was a lawyer who also worked as a political analyst and host of the popular radio program “Gran Lakou”. Alphonse is one of Haiti’s most high-profile investigative journalists.
Haitian journalism is under serious threat this year, marked by murders, intimidation, kidnappings, and attacks on the media.
Haitian journalists Frantzsen Charles and Tayson Lartigue shot dead while covering violence in Port-au-Prince
Charles and Lartigue were among a group of seven journalists who went to Cité Soleil to report on ongoing gang violence in the neighborhood and interview the family of a 17-year-old resident killed the day before.
Haitian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the police killing of journalist Maximilien Lazard and wounding of journalists Sony Laurore and Yves Moïse.
Haiti’s authorities should conduct an exemplary and exhaustive investigation into last week’s shocking murders of two journalists in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and provide immediate protection to a third journalist who miraculously escaped their attackers.
Journalist Setoute Yvens survives shooting attempt, another reporter receives death threats in Haiti
Haitian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting attack on journalist Setoute Yvens and the death threats to journalist Pradel Alexandre and identify and prosecute those involved.
Zidor, who works as a commentator for television outlet Téle Pacific and daily newspaper “Le National”, told CPJ he has received death threats via text message since publishing an editorial critical of local authorities in May.