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Haiti in a Time of Cholera Wins Emmy

September 30th, “Haiti in a Time of Cholera” won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. This is a unique opportunity to draw attention to the still-ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti and the United Nations’ lack of accountability for the epidemic its peacekeepers caused.

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Haiti Cholera Documentary Wins Emmy

The Haitian Times
October 3, 2014

A documentary about the Haiti cholera epidemic won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine on Sept.30. Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera, which was produced by Al Jazeera media network, looked at the United Nations’ (UN) refusal to comply with its own legal obligations in the face of overwhelming evidence that it introduced cholera to the small island country.

“This Emmy leaves the UN nowhere to hide from justice,” Mario Joseph, managing attorney for the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) said. The BAI has worked with cholera victims in Haiti since 2011. Millions of people including over 100 members of congress and UN human rights officials denounce the UN’s “failure to respond justly to its cholera epidemic.”

The film begins in Haiti, where thousands died after a cholera outbreak.

“The only outstanding question is whether the UN will continue to undermine its own credibility by refusing to submit to the rule of law that it so enthusiastically promotes.”

“Al Jazeera tells stories of people that are not often heard, and ‘Haiti in a Time of Cholera’ is an example of such a story,” Walker, who worked as a producer and correspondent on the film said. “This Emmy award is a testament to the team who worked on the program and an opportunity to draw attention to the scale of the cholera crisis in Haiti.”

 

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