Justice still missing for murdered Haitian journalist

Today is the two-year anniversary of the killing of Haitian journalist Abidas Jean. Jean is just one of several grassroots Hatian journalists murdered by authorities associated with the US-backed interim regime that took power following the 2004 presidential coup. Brian Concannon, a lawyer who heads the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, is quoted at the end of the piece:

Abdias Jean’s killing is yet one more example of the double standard, where the lives of poor black men in Haiti matter least. Had he been a journalist with a prominent Haitian or foreign outlet visiting Cite de Dieu, he would have been eulogized for his courage in going into that neighborhood. But he was a poor journalist covering his neighbors, so he has been forgotten.

Full article at Haitianalysis.com.

Previously: Dan Beeton on the corporate media’s mis- and under-reporting of Haiti.

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