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Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed


Media organisations in Haiti demanded police protection on Tuesday after the killing of a radio journalist.

An unidentified gunman shot journalist Rospide Petion, 45, as he drove home late on Monday in a car owned by Radio Sans Fin.

"The press is for everyone. To inform everyone. In all kinds of situations," the Haitian media organisations said in a statement, adding that everyone is free to follow the media they choose.

"These days are not good for journalists and media," Frantz Duval, editor of Le Nouvelliste newspaper, said on Twitter on Tuesday.

President Jovenel Moise issued a statement on Tuesday saying Petion's killing was a "heinous act" that weighed heavily on Haiti's press.

"I vehemently condemn this villainous crime," he said.


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