New Media Association Denounces Journalist Attacks
4 October 2005
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE, ASSOCIATION DES MEDIAS INDEPENDANTS D’HAITI – AMIH
The AMIH (Haitian Independent Media Association) forcefully denounces the acts of brutality committed against members of the national press by security guards from the National Palace on 3 October 2005 on the occasion of the re-opening of the Courts by Boniface Alexandre, interim President of the Republic.
The main victims were Guyler C. Delva, secretary-general of the Association des Journalistes Haïtiens (AJH) and local correspondent for the Reuters agency, and Méroné Jean Wilkens of Radio Métropole.
The AMIH hopes that sanctions will immediately be taken against the guards at fault, and that the victims will be compensated without compromising any legal action that the latter may wish to pursue.
For the Association des Médias Indépendants d’Haïti
Marcus Garcia, Mélodie FM
and RadioTele Ginen, Radio Solidarité, Telemax, Canal 11, TROPIC FM, Megastar, Téléstar Chaine 46, Radio l’Arc en Ciel, K’dans FM, Radio Télé Eclair, Radio Commercial d’Haïti, Quina FM, Haïti en Marche, Agence Haïtienne de Presse.
translated from French by Charles Arthur