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2 journalists killed in Haiti while reporting on violence

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2 journalists killed in Haiti while reporting on violence

Two reporters from Haiti were fatally shot and their bodies were set on fire while reporting in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital. This Is the second time such a killing happened this year, according to a journalists’ association.

The two victims were identified as Tayson Latigue and Frantzsen Charles.

The two men who were killed were among seven other journalists who came under attack Sunday in the Cite Soleil district of Port-au-Prince while investigating worsening violence in the area, including the recent killing of a 17-year-old girl.

According to sources, the journalists were ambushed by two warring gangs that couldn’t be identified. It’s said the five other reporters fled unharmed, adding that the bodies of the two victims have not been recovered.

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The organization said the killings are “further proof of the inability of the state to protect lives and property, which is nothing other than a violation of human rights.”

The Miami-based Inter-American Press Association, which urged authorities to find those responsible, said this has been one of the most violent years against the press since the organization began keeping records in 1987.

Haitian journalists carry out their work in conditions of the extreme risk and at a disadvantage in terms of resources and protection.

Haitian journalists carry out their work in conditions of the extreme risk and at a disadvantage in terms of resources and protection.

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Prime Minister Ariel Henry also condemned the killings, saying he was “profoundly shocked” at the deaths.

We strongly condemn this barbaric act, while sending our heartfelt thoughts to the families of the victims and their colleagues,” he tweeted.

In January, two other journalists were killed by gang members while reporting in Laboule, a troubled area south of Port-au-Prince.

 

 

Source: Ghanafuo.com

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