Haiti is in the midst of a journalist safety crisis. According to IPI data, at least three journalists have been killed and six kidnapped in the first seven months of 2023 alone. Eight were killed in 2022. There is nearly total impunity for these attacks.
Journalists are not only caught in the crossfire of violent clashes between gangs and remaining police forces but are also targeted by both groups. Financial insecurity also weighs heavily on the profession.
On International Day to End Impunity, IPI is hosting an expert webinar with senior Haitian journalist and press freedom advocate Guyler C. Delva to assess Haiti’s press freedom and impunity challenge – and what a path forward might look like.
The webinar will also assess the wider context of a U.N.-endorsed international security mission to Haiti. The Kenyan-led multinational security support (MSS) force is intended to “foster the security conditions necessary for the country to advance long-term stability”. What’s the potential impact of this mission on both Haitian journalism and the country’s broader political and security situation?
Conversation with: Guyler C. Delva, Secretary General of SOS Journalists, Haiti
Moderated by: Scott Griffen, IPI Deputy Director