Journalist shot to death in Haiti amid escalating attacks

The slaying of a radio reporter in Haiti has prompted media organizations to renew demands that police protect them and give them space to work, as attacks on journalists in the country escalate.

An unidentified gunman shot journalist Rospide Petion as he drove home late Monday in a car owned by Radio Sans Fin. The 45-year-old reporter had just finished a radio program in which he talked about corruption allegations against the administration of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Continue reading

Haiti Travel Advisory Lowered to Level 3

Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime, civilunrest, and kidnapping.

Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, and incidents of kidnapping have occurred. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent. Continue reading

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter’s killing

Media organisations in Haiti demanded police protection on Tuesday after the killing of a radio journalist who reported on corruption allegations against President Jovenel Moise’s administration.

An unidentified gunman shot journalist Rospide Petion, 45, as he drove home late on Monday in a car owned by Radio Sans Fin. Continue reading

Oxfam had ‘culture of tolerating poor behavior’ in Haiti sex abuse scandal, report finds

British charity Oxfam had a “culture of tolerating poor behavior” among staff sent to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and failed to address early warning signs of the sex scandal that rocked the charity sector last year, a new report has found. Continue reading

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