Alerts   |   Haiti

Journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

New York, December 12, 2008--A Port-au-Prince court sentenced journalist and press freedom advocate Guyler Delva to one month in prison on Wednesday for defaming a former senator. Delva said he has received death threats he believes are linked to the case. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the court's decision today, and urged Haitian authorities to investigate the threats against Delva.

December 12, 2008 2:48 PM ET


Blog   |   Haiti

Hungry journalists in Haiti grow desperate

Haiti's best known press freedom activist, Guyler Delva, sent out a frantic call for help yesterday morning. At least 70 journalists and media workers in the northern city of Gonaïves are living in dire circumstances, Delva said in his e-mail. They need food, clothes, and shelter, as well as equipment, he specified. In short, "they have lost everything in the recent floods."

On the other side of Hispaniola Island from the lavish tourist resorts in the Dominican Republic, Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. Politically, the harsh Duvalier dictatorships and the controversial Aristide era devastated the country. This year, starving mobs protested the high prices of basic food staples as the international press reported that many are surviving on mud cakes. 

October 2, 2008 11:30 AM ET


Alerts   |   Haiti

Spanish authorities restart Haiti murder investigation

New York, July 16, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is encouraged by the decision of Spanish authorities to reactivate the investigation into the 2004 murder of Antena 3 correspondent Ricardo Ortega, who was fatally shot in Haiti while covering the ouster of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. As part of this process, CPJ European consultant Borja Bergareche was one of several journalists who briefed Judge Pablo Ruz of the Central Criminal Court in Madrid on CPJ’s research into the case.

July 16, 2008 12:00 PM ET


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Journalists in Exile: 2008

More than 80 journalists flee their home countries in the last year. Iraq and Somalia are the hardest hit. By Elisbeth Witchel and Karen Phillips

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Haiti

Three reporters injured while covering mass protests in Haitian capital

New York, April 9, 2008—Two Haitian reporters were injured by rubber bullets while covering clashes between protesters and Haitian and U.N. forces in Port-au-Prince Tuesday, according to news reports and interviews. A third journalist was wounded by pellets that were fired by protesters, a press advocate said. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Haitian and U.N. authorities to provide the necessary protection to allow journalists to work safely.

April 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET


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