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Haïti2 April 2002

Text of Jean Dominique radio ad - Campaign against impunity to mark 3 April anniversary

3 April 2000 - 3 April 2002

Jean Dominique, the head of Radio Haiti Inter, and Jean-Claude Louissaint, the station’s gatekeeper, were murdered two years ago. Today their killers are celebrating two years of impunity. But what is Haiti’s president, its senate, its justice minister, its police doing about it? Despite their promises, they’re barring the way to justice. And last December, another journalist, Brignol Lindor, was killed.

Can you talk of democracy when journalists live and work in fear?

The wave of violence must stop and the tradition of impunity must end. Reporters Without Borders and the Damocles Network join with the Haitian media and everyone else demanding justice for Jean Dominique and Jean-Claude Louissaint.

Creole version

3 avril 2000 - 3 avril 2002

Yo touye direktè Radyo Ayiti Entè a Jean DOMINIQUE ak gadyen radyo a Jean-Claude LOUISSAINT. Jodi a fè 2 zan depi asasen yo af flannen san kòd nan kou yo. Ki sa prezidans la fè ? Sena a, ministè jistis la, lapolis ; ki sa yo fè ? Malgre pwomès yo fè, se yo ki tounen baryè pou bloke tout mannèv lajistis. Sak pi rèd la, nan mwa desanm ki sot pase la a, asasen rache jounalis Brignol LINDOR. Eske nou ka di gen demokrasi lè jounalis ap fonksyone nan laperèz? Fòk esklann vyolans sa a fini. Fòk enpinite kaba.

Nan tèt kole ak medya ayisyen yo, repòtè san fwontyè ak rezo Damoklès jwenn vwa yo ak tout moun kap mande jistis. Jistis pou Jean DOMINIQUE ak Jean-Claude LOUISSAINT.

In this country
3 December - Haiti
Seven years after radio journalist’s murder, convicted killers still at large
13 May - Haiti
Finger pointed at US interposition force in the 2004 death of journalist Ricardo Ortega
11 April - Haiti
Responses from Sen. Rudolph Boulos and Harold Sévère to Reporters Without Borders release on Jean Dominique murder
25 January - Haiti
Victory over impunity “within reach” in Lindor murder after seven are convicted in absentia
13 December - Haiti
Two gang members get life for journalist’s murder, a third is acquitted

in the annual report
Haiti - Annual Report 2008
Haiti - Annual report 2007
Haiti - Annual report 2006

14 March 2008 - Cuba
No surrender by independent journalists, five years on from “black spring”
5 June 2007 - Venezuela
Closure of Radio Caracas Televisión consolidates media hegemony
22 May 2007 - Colombia
Paramilitary "black eagles" poised to swoop down on press

Americas press releases
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President Obama urged to raise freedom of expression in his Cairo speech
29 May - Venezuela
Open letter to President Hugo Chavez to protest about official hounding of Globovisión
27 May - Mexico
Crime reporter abducted and killed in Durango state
20 May - Cuba
Anyone can browse the Internet... unless they are Cuban
15 May - Cuba
Journalist gets three-year jail sentence

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