Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Prominent Haitian journalist threatened

Haitian authorities must fully investigate multiple death threats made against prominent journalist and press freedom advocate Joseph Guyler Delva, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. �We call on Haitian authorities to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation into the threats against Joseph Guyler Delva and to bring all those responsible to justice,� said CPJ�s Executive Director Joel Simon. �Authorities should also provide Delva with the necessary protection to allow him to continue to work safely.� Delva told CPJ that he received two calls to his cell phone last Thursday that were placed from blocked numbers. The anonymous callers warned the journalist that he should be careful, that they knew where he was, and that they were going to �get him.� Delva said he received similar calls over the next several days. The journalist said he notified local authorities. Delva […]

CPJ urges vigorous investigation into the death of a reporter

April 7, 2005 Committee to Protect Journalists Urges Investigation of Reporters\’ Death�(URL)

Taking sides: Haiti

Carlos Lauria and Jean-Roland Chery, Committee to Protect Journalists July 26, 2004 Under Haiti’s new transitional government, journalists-especially those who supported former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide-remain at risk in a politically polarized environment. Nearly five months after the ouster of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, journalists in Haiti still confront great dangers in a country marked by lawlessness. Before the unrest began in September 2003, journalists working for private radio stations were often targeted for their anti-Aristide coverage. But the nature of the threat has shifted, with journalists who supported Aristide now at particular risk, an investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has found. CPJ interviews and research also show the problem is acute in Haiti’s rural northern and central regions, where former rebels have threatened, harassed, and illegally detained journalists. These former rebels–illegal armed groups and former members of […]

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