Open Society Foundations (OSF) Award $1.1 Million Grant to Afrobarometer to Spur Future GrowthRead more The annual Global Impact Conference 2022 brings together visionary business leaders to revolutionize educational systems and inspire collaborative actionRead more APO Group announces content partnership with Pan-African broadcaster VoxAfricaRead more MainOne, an Equinix Company’s MDXi Appolonia Achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF), Now Most Certified Data Center in GhanaRead more United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns rising tide of hunger, insecurity, and underfunding worsening gender-based violence risksRead more The Royal Thai Embassy presents the cultures of Thailand at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Festival in KenyaRead more Climate change is the biggest global threat, young people in Africa and Europe tell European Investment Bank (EIB), Debating Africa and Debating EuropeRead more $2 million in prizes awarded at Conference of the Parties (COP27) to African youth-led businessesRead more Africa and Europe’s top business and public sector leaders gather to chart Africa’s economic rebirthRead more The Thai delegation’s active participation at the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in KigaliRead more

Journalist gunned down in Haiti, bringing number killed this year to 8

show caption
AFP Photo
Print Friendly and PDF

Nov 10, 2022 - 01:49 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AA) – A man gunned down over the weekend became the eighth journalist to be killed in Haiti this year, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) reported Wednesday.

Fritz Dorilas, who worked for Radio Tele Megastar, was shot dead near his home in the Tabarre neighborhood of the capital Port-au-Prince during gang clashes on Nov. 5, local press reported. Other reports said Dorilas was forcibly taken from his home and executed. Police have yet to report how his death occurred.

“We continue to deplore crimes against journalists this bloody year in our region,” said Carlos Jornet, the chairman of IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information. “The lack of justice gives even more incentive to the violent individuals.”

Dorilas joins seven other journalists who were killed in violent incidents in the country this year.

Less than a week ago, another Haitian journalist, Romelson Vilsaint, died during a protest in Port-au-Prince, and last month authorities found the body of radio journalist Garry Tess.

Two Haitian journalists, Frantzsen Charles and Tayson Lartigue, were shot and their bodies set on fire in Port-au-Prince in September.

In January, two other journalists were killed by gang members while reporting in La Boule, an area south of Port-au-Prince. Wilguens Louissaint and Amady John Wesley were burned alive while reporting on the area.

Clashes between armed gangs have already left hundreds of people dead in the country and driven thousands to flee the violence in Port-au-Prince, according to authorities.

The Haitian government and the UN have called for international security assistance to help deal with the continuing escalation of violence.

The crisis and chaos have intensified in Haiti over the past few days after blockades by criminal gangs caused shortages of food, water and fuel, just as the country deals with a cholera outbreak. ​​​​​​​

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.