The head of APL said that the newsrooms of most stations are nonoperational. As a result, Saint Fort said, there are no daily news editions. Radio stations that are back on the air are only broadcasting music, he said.
In addition to Amicale FM’s Yves Adler, whose collarbone was severely fractured in the January 12 earthquake, APL reported that another journalist was injured in the city during the natural disaster. Michel Presume, the director of TV station Tele Foyer, which was destroyed in the quake, is recovering from injuries to his legs.
The situation for the Leogane media is devastating, according to Saint Fort. Many local journalists are homeless, and most of them sleep in makeshift hovels, he told CPJ. Saint Fort is also the Leogane-based correspondent for Radio Metropole and Voice of America.
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