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Haiti - Security : Attacks on the media are multiplying
25/06/2019 10:14:08

Haiti - Security : Attacks on the media are multiplying
Attacks against the media are multiplying on Monday morning, at Poste Marchand (Port-au-Prince), a minibus of Radio Télé Métropole was attacked with stones by individuals mostly hooded, while a team of the station was preparing to cover an opposition demonstration, fortunately without making victim among the passengers.

Intervening in the midday news report, Wendell Théodore, the head of the news room of Radio Metropole, urged opposition leaders to better control their activists, warning "if they continue to attack us, we know who to complain against."

An aggression added to a list that continues to lengthen each week among others :

On the evening of Monday, June 24, heavily armed men carrying bulletproof vests attacked Marc Carl Dupiton, a correspondent for Radio Tele Ginen in Saint-Marc while he was in his vehicle on the Nationale #1 towards his private residence.

On June 22 "Vwa Peyizan Sid" (VPS) radio, Les Cayes, was the target of unidentified individuals who set fire to the radio station's entrance https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28062-haiti-news-zapping.html

Wednesday, June 19 protesters threw stones at another vehicle from the same station at Pont-Morin https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28038-haiti-news-zapping.html

On the night of June 17 to 18 at around 3:00 am in Croix-des-Bouquets, unidentified armed individuals opened fire on the premises of Radio Station Télé Zenith (RTZ) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-28024-icihaiti-security-radio-tele-zenith-attacked.html

On June 10 the journalist Pétion Rospide after having animated a special show "Ti bat bouch" on "Radio Sans Fin" (RSF) was ambushed and the target of unidentified individuals at Portail Léogâne who opened fire on his vehicle. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27967-haiti-security-the-journalist-rospide-petion-murdered.html

On June 10th, three Radio Télé Ginen (RTG) vehicles were set on fire and windshields of several other vehicles parked in front of the broken media building. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27959-haiti-politic-the-state-condemns-attacks-on-journalists-and-the-media.html

More than 2 weeks ago, unidentified individuals tried to enter the compound of Union Radio in St. Marc to get their hands on the journalist Garry Philippes whom they accused of having reported the presence of armed men of Savien...

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