Caribbean media workers concerned about tragic developments claiming Haitian journalists’ lives

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) has expressed deep concern with recent tragic and deadly developments  which are claiming the lives of journalists in Haiti.   

President of ACM, Nazima Raghubir, stated that their attention to the situation in Haiti pre-dated last week’s assassination of President Jovenel Moise, as rising unrest and violence had already claimed the lives of four journalists/media workers for the year.   

“We noted with regret the absence of specific reference to threats to Haitian media at the recently concluded virtual CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting but hope subsequent deliberations at the ensuing Emergency Meeting included the impact of the situation on the practice of journalism.”  

She said the  declaration of a state of siege by interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph correctly seeks to address prevailing uncertainties and ensure a state of relative calm. However, Raghubir noted that ACM is mindful of the potential for official abuse when it comes to the work of the media and the chilling effect on press freedom.  

“We note similar expressions of concern from our hemispheric and international partner organisations and assure everyone that our vigilance will continue during this period,” The ACM president declared. 

She said ACM extends a  hand of solidarity with the media fraternity in Haiti on behalf of friends and colleagues from the rest of the Caribbean region.

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments posted do not necessarily reflect the views of and its parent company or any individual staff member. All comments are posted subject to approval by We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • contain any material which violates or infringes the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or are purely ad hominem attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote prejudice or prejudicial hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are off-topic and/or excessively long

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

1 Comment

    Post a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    :) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

     characters available