Here is a picture of a plate created by a Haitian artist which was handed to Miami Herald Journalist Jacqueline Charles. She is being honored at International Women's Brunch, Little Haiti on March 26, 2016 on the occasion o Women's History Month,
On Saturday, March 26, 2016, on the occasion of Women's History Month, the Miami Herald Journalist Jacqueline Charles was honored at International Women's Brunch at Little Haiti. It was a celebration of individual excellence and community collaboration hosted by the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC). Jacqueline Charles is an award winning foreign correspondent from Miami Herald covering Haiti. She is one of the co-founders of the Carolina Association of Black Journalists. She was named "the 2011 Journalist of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Jacqueline co-produced the 2011 Regional Emmy Award winning documentary on Haiti, titled "Nou Bouke."
New cultural magazine on RFI, Koze Kilti
On Sunday, March 27, 2016, the Radio France Internationale (RFI) has introduced a new program in Haitian Creole and French which would be broadcast exclusively on its Haitian antennas. The program named "Koze Kilti" (Talk about culture, in Creole) is a 27 minute program under presentation of the Haitian journalist Dangelo Néard which would be broadcasted every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and rebroadcast at 8:30 p.m. (Haiti time). It is a program produced in partnership with the French Institute in Port-au -Prince and recorded in the Institute's Port-au-Prince studio. The program will include local and international cultural news of the week from areas like literature, film, music and visual arts. Radio France Internationale (RFI) is available via the satellite bouquet Canal Sat Caraïbes. In Haiti, the program will be available on the following FM channels: Port-au-Prince (89.3 FM), Cap Haïtien (100.5 FM), Gonaïves (90.5 FM), Jacmel (96.6 FM) Jeremiah (92.7 FM) and Les Cayes (106.9 FM).
Here is a picture of Moloskot in Miami at Little Haiti Cultural Center in March 2016 during a presentation of Presidential candidate Jovenel Moise.
The radio host Laventure Ernest Edouard is better known by the name Moloskot. In May 2013, this acolyte of former Haitian President Martelly was accused by the director of the General Administration of Customs (GAC), Fresnel Jean-Baptiste, in theft charges of securities and criminal conspiracy. As per Radio Kiskeya sources, he distributed fake official badges as well as arms to a group of custom employees. However, in an interview on the radio Scoop FM, Moloskot said he was betrayed. Because, he was employed by the President to do a specific job, but does not understand how everything went wrong. Recently, in March 2016, at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, he was present during a presentation of Martelly's of Presidential candidate Jovenel Moise.
Le Petit Samedi Soir newspaper say its glory days during the reign of Jean Claude Duvalier.
Le Petit Samedi Soir (Small Saturday Night) is a weekly newspaper in French language published from Port-au-Prince that began in 1975 during the reign of Baby Doc. The journal came in to light following the relaxation of press censorship in a policy popularly known as 'Jeanclaudisme'. 'Jeanclaudisme' was developed in Haiti as a result of external pressure from the U.S President Jimmy Carter's administration. When Ady Jean-Gardy joined the company as its Cultural Affairs Director, he along with a team of twenty-year-old dynamic, courageous and curious journalists, transformed the weekly journal into one of the important intellectual, cultural and political Haitian newspaper. During the rule of papa Duvalier, the printing shops of four major Haitian newspapers-- Haiti Miroir, Le Patriote, Le Matin and Independence were bombed and destroyed. Another conservative newspaper la Phalange, controlled by the Roman Catholic Church was closed down in 1961. The press was muzzled. For hard news, Haitians had to rely on the radio stations like Voice of America and Radio Havana or a New York based paper Haiti- Observateur. However, since 1972, the U.S President Jimmy Carter's human right policy, to some extent, made the Haitian government's repression policy restrained.
Here is a picture of Liliane Pierre-Paul, husband Anthony Barbier and Marvel Dandin.
The sheer determination and commitment of Liliane Pierre-Paul as a journalist has made her the most outspoken critic of the government since the final days of the Duvalier regime. Her bold reporting curtailed the Pierre-Paul's movement, she was imprisoned for her views on governments, faced numerous death threats and she was on several hit lists. Liliane was even forced to move on a six-year exile in Venezuela and Curacao-- but she never chose to remain silent. Her devotion helped her to win the 'Courage Journalism Award' in 1990. On February 18, 2016, Anthony Barbier has been installed as the Secretary General of the National Palace, replacing Jean Renel Sanon. M Barber holds a Masters in Sociology of development and a PhD in Education. He has held many important government portfolios, such as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Education (1990-1991), Minister of Administration and the Civil Service (1994-1995), Deputy Coordinator of the National Commission for Administrative Reform (CNRA) in the Government of Haiti (1996-2001), Consultant to the Ministry of Culture and Communication (1998-2001), and Member of Cabinet of the Minister of Public Health (2007-2008). Marvel Dandin is a revered journalist, expert political analyst and the Director General and co-owner of the Radio TV Kiskeya. He developed his skills as a reporter under Michele Montas who is one of the most celebrated radio journalists of our time and a leading UN spokesperson.
Here is a picture of Lilianne Pierre-Paul, reporter for Radio Haiti International in the 1980s.
The relentless efforts to expose social problems and injustice have always forced Lilianne Pierre-Paul to remain the most outspoken critic of the government since the final days of the Duvalier regime. Lilianne is the star reporter of 'Radio Haiti International and Radio Kiskeya'. She is a pride of the Haitian society, President of the Association of Haitian Media and also the leading reporter and a regular host of Radio Kiskeya. In recent times, she was vocal against all irregularities and election frauds of Martelly administration as well. Her bold reporting curtailed the Pierre-Paul's movement, she was imprisoned for her views on governments, faced numerous death threats and she was on several hit lists. Many times, her entry was prohibited from entering certain government buildings and Lilianne was sent on a six-year exile in Venezuela and Curacao-- but she has always refused to remain silent. Her devotion and commitment helped her to win the 'Courage Journalism Award' in 1990 by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). She won the 'Roc Cadet SOS Freedom Prize' in 2014. On December 13, 2012, she was honored by the 'Havana Guitar Show'.
Here is a picture of Leopold Berlanger who is back at the CEP, representing Media sector.
On February 24, 2016, Leopold Berlanger (born 1955), the Director of Radio Vision 2000 and a former electoral adviser has been selected as a member of the 9-member Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), representing the media sector. Leopold, a brilliant student in his studies, completed his graduation in Earth Sciences (Netherland), Doctorate in Social Sciences, and Regional Planning and Development planning (both from Sorbonne, Paris). He has a varied and diverse experience in activities of civic and social characters. One of the several organizations that supported his nomination was Association of National Haitian Media (ANMH) headed by Mr. Herold Jean Francois. In April 2013, he was designated by the CEPJ (Superior Council of the Judiciary) to be a part of the CTCEP (Permanent Electoral Council). Leopold is an active member in many international election observation missions with the OAS.
Here is a picture of Ladouceur Mejuste, Caraibes by Night.
Radio Haiti (later renamed to Radio Haiti-Inter) was the first independent radio station (1935) in Haiti. With the emergence of broadcasting media during the 1930s, many other radio stations which are still well known today were also created. Some of their names include: Radio Haiti (1935), Radio Caraïbes (1949), Radio Voix du Nord (1945), Radio Citadelle (1950), Radio Indépendance and Voix Évangélique. On October 12, 1977, by a decree issued during the regime of Jean Claude Duvalier, a controlling and regulatory body (National Council of Telecommunications or CONATEL) was created. Radios are a major part of Haitian Culture, about 97% of the population own a radio set and at least there are over 300 radio stations are believed to be operational. Attacks and threats are nothing new to the Haitian radio stations. In recent past, two journalists of Radio Haiti Inter (Jean Dominique, Jean-Claude Louissaint) were killed at the radio station on April 3, 2000. They were well known for their political commentary and investigative reporting. Maxime Seide, Dominique's bodyguard was killed on the previous Christmas day. Radio Haiti is one of the first stations to broadcast in Creole language rather than in French. Recently, Radio Télé Kiskeya was a target of gun attack and its two senior reporters, Liliane Pierre-Paul and Monard Metellus earned ire of the former President Martelly.
It is an open fact that Haitian people have paid too dearly for the autocratic ruler Michel Martelly's inept administration. For last one year, he has ruled the country by Presidential decree. He never tried to understand the importance of compromise or the necessity of a national political consensus. Jude Celestin, the most popular presidential candidate, described the last election under his rule as a 'total farce' which does not reflect the desire of the common people. Ultimately, he has announced his scheduled departure on February 7. However, on February 6, before leaving his office, he installed Me Jules Cantave, the President of the Court of Cassation and the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), as the new Provisional President of Haiti through an agreement. However, as per G8, this agreement attempts to validate the 2015 election disregarding the general consensus and protests of the common people. It seeks to postpone a crisis that needs an immediate solution.
Here is the copy of a check issued to Stanley Lucas by the Haitian Embassy in New York for his ongoing propaganda work for the government of Michel Martelly. This check that was discovered by Radio host and news investigator Valery Numa was issued to Stanley Lucas on December 30, 2015 by the Haitian Embassy in New York City.
According to Valery Numa, initially Stanley Lucas was receiving his regular salary for doing his propaganda work for the Martelly government directly from the Haitian embassy in Washington. this was later changed to have the checks coming instead from the Haitian embassy in New York City.