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Monday April 17 11:37 PM ET 

Haiti Journalists Protest Attacks

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - About 100 journalists marched in Haiti's capital Monday to protest the slaying of the country's foremost radio commentator. With demands that the government crack down on attacks, the journalists marched from Port-au-Prince's central plaza to the nearby Palace of Justice under the eye of heavily armed police. 

``The assassination of Jean Dominique was an appalling attack against freedom of the press,'' said Joseph Guyler Delva, a newspaper and radio reporter. Unidentified gunmen fatally shot Dominique April 3 as he arrived to work at Radio Haiti Inter, a station he owned and directed. Police have made no arrests in the slaying, but President Rene Preval defended their investigation.After Dominique's funeral April 8, street activists loyal to former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide burned down the headquarters of an opposition political coalition and stoned the building that houses the private Radio Vision 2000. 

Radio Vision 2000, which has often been targeted for its anti-government stands, stopped newscasts for several days; and talk show host Daly Valet has gone into hiding after death threats. Few violations of press freedom have been reported since U.S. troops intervened in Haiti in 1994 to stop three years of repressive military-backed rule. But the atmosphere has worsened since January 1999, when Preval shut down Parliament and called for new elections. Ten political killings have been reported since March 29.

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  Event Photos
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  Program & Benefit Committee
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  The Sound of Silence, Killing the Hope in Haiti by Jean Jean-Pierre
  Gunmen Kill Haiti Radio Journalist - AP
  Haiti Presidential Advisor Shot and Killed - Reuters
  US Troubled by Journalist's Murder
  Assassination of Radio Haiti Inter Director - AHP
  OAS Press Release on Dominique's Assassination
  Haitians Fear for Homeland After Slaying
  Leading Haitian Radio Figure Shot to Death Outside Station

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  Reporters Without Borders Report on Press Freedom in 2001
  Journalists Unite
  Montas' Columbia University Classmates Demand Justice for Dominique
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  Station of Slain Haitian Journalist Again on Air
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  Free Haiti Fundraiser in Memory of Murdered Journalist
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  Jean Dominique
Haiti Inter Fait le Point:
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  A quand la prochaine victime?
Michèle Montas, 3 novembre 2000


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