(act-mtl) CKUT Radio: Haitian Independent Media Under Attack

aaron at resist.ca aaron at resist.ca
Fri Sep 16 00:21:14 EDT 2005


CKUT Radio: Haitian Independent Media Under Attack

Listen to an interview with Haitian-Canadian activist and journalist Jean
Saint-Vil about the arrest of Kevin Pina and Jean Ristil, both independent
journalists in Port-au-Prince.

To download or listen to the interview, visit:
http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/6730.php

On Friday, September 9th, Haitian Police arrested two independent
journalists, Kevin Pina (an American living in Haiti) and Jean Ristil (a
local journalist).

Pina and Ristil were released a few days later, but their arrests
represent a climate of fear that dominates in Haiti as the country moves
closer to presidential elections in November - elections which many
Haitians are calling illigitimate in the context of a coup d'etat
supported by Canada, the USA, and France on February 29th, 2004.

Here we speak with Jean Saint-Vil, an activist and journalist of Haitian
descent living in Ottawa. Saint-Vil addresses the details of the arrest,
and the threat of media censorship in the period of elections.

Recorded on September 13, 2005.

Produced for the CKUT (90.3FM) Community News Collective in Montreal by
Aaron Lakoff.

For non-profit use only.

For more information:
http://www.outofhaiti.ca
http://www.haitiaction.net/
http://www.zmag.org/lam/haitiwatch.cfm (Z net Haiti watch)
http://www.ckut.ca



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