Two journalists, Tayson Latigue and Frantzsen Charles were gunned down in cold blood while reporting in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on September 11, 2022..
Their deaths have brought the number of journalists killed in Haiti since the start of the year to four.
The journalists had gone into the capital’s poorest neighbourhood to report on the high level of gang violence prevailing there and, ambushed by gunmen as they left, they paid with their lives for their commitment to covering Haiti’s problems.
Journalists in Haiti were shocked and alarmed by the escalating violence against the media in Haiti.
Those responsible for these cold-blooded murders, the Media association Haiti must be identified and brought to justice without delay.
The almost total impunity for murders and disappearances of journalists in Haiti must end.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the local association of media practitioners are asking if many more journalists will have to be murdered before the country’s authorities take action.
Source: Emmanuel Colombié – Reporters without borders (RSF)