Report to the Midyear Meeting
April 20-23

Repeated cases of attacks with firearms against journalists have darkened the already dangerous state of insecurity in the country.

Several journalists were attacked or wounded by gunfire between January and February, while covering opposition protests against the government of President Jovenel Moïse - further adding to the climate of danger that has prevailed in the country for more than a year.

In February, journalists Davidson Smith - of the digital media Press Info; Meus Jeanril - of Tele Pam; and Alvares Destine - of Actualites Locales TV, were wounded by gunfire while covering violent opposition protests repressed by police.

In January, two reporters, Reginald Remy and Ronald Petit-Frere, were beaten by security agents while participating in a march organized by journalists to protest government abuse.

In March, Luis Abinader - president of the Dominican Republic - offered a lunch at the National Palace to a large delegation of Haitian journalists, to give them details on the current relations between the two countries, and to guarantee them access to official Dominican sources in the search for information of interest.