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Journalist Setoute Yvens survives shooting attempt, another reporter receives death threats in Haiti

Haitian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting attack on journalist Setoute Yvens and the death threats to journalist Pradel Alexandre and identify and prosecute those involved.

Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor survives shooting attempt in Port-au-Prince

Zidor, who works as a commentator for television outlet Téle Pacific and daily newspaper “Le National”, told CPJ he has received death threats via text message since publishing an editorial critical of local authorities in May.

People demonstrate through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 29 March 2019, demanding the removal of President Jovenel Moïse, VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP/Getty Images

Violence against journalists and impunity a constant in Haiti

The crisis in the country worsened in the last six months with mass protests against the government’s policies and state corruption. The protests resulted in almost three dozen deaths and some one hundred injuries, among them a news photographer in an incident that brought attention to the constant danger that the press faces.