Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Gunshots Fired at Radio-Tele Ginen

By: Wadner Pierre and Joe Emersberger – Nov 9, 2007 Gunshots were fired at Radio-Tele Ginen (RTG) during the morning of Tuesday, November 6, in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. The attack injured a female street vendor who was subsequently hospitalized according to RTG employees. A front-side window of one of RTG’s yellow jeeps lay shattered on asphalt in front of the station. RTG is popular with both rich and poor in Haiti. The broadcaster is respected in poor neighborhoods because it often gave a voice to the residents of Lavalas strongholds while the de facto government of 2004-2006 was in power. Delmas Wilson Jeudy, the mayor of the community in which RTG is located, visited the station after the attack. He denounced the �bandits� responsible, but added that he did not believe the attack was part of a campaign to […]

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