MONTREAL, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Reporters Without Borders expressed
shock today at the "brutal murder" of the correspondent of the weekly paper
Haiti Progrès, Johnson Edouard, in the northwestern city of Gonaives on 12
"He may have been killed because of his work, the press freedom
organisation said, noting that "Haiti is still one of the most dangerous
countries for journalists in the Americas." Edouard was also a local official
of the Fanmi Lavalas party.
Gunmen broke into his home while he was sleeping and shot him in the head
and chest before escaping through a window. A party official said he had been
"executed" and claimed it was "not an isolated crime."
Freelance photographer Jean-Rémy Badiau was shot dead at his home in
Martissant, a southern suburb of the capital, Port-au-Prince, on 19 January
after taking pictures of gang members.
For further information:
For further information: Emily Jacquard, Canadian office representative,
Reporters Without Borders, (514) 521-4111, Cell: (514) 258-4208, Fax: (514)