Concern for the safety of journalists in Haiti, after the assassination of Pétion Rospide, a cry of alarm launched by Reporters Without Borders .
This murder comes in a very tense context in Haiti, Emmanuel recalls Colombié, director of the Latin America office for Reporters Without Borders. He said that “ for several days, the demonstrations are multiplying in several cities of the country against President Jovenel Moses, entangled in corruption cases ” with “stratagems” used to divert funds from Petro Caribe  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Following the assassination of the radio host Pétion Rospide and the assault of several journalists, Monday, June 10, 2019 in Port-au-Prince, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) deplores a particularly dangerous climate for the Haitian press, while the country is shaken by violent demonstrations, to force President Jovenel Moise to leave power for “ deficit of morality ] “.
The Haitian journalist of Endless Radio (Rsf), Pétion Rospide was shot dead on the evening of Monday, June 10, 2019 in Port-au-Prince in the Portail Leogane area, reputedly dangerous, returns Reporters Without Borders on this cowardly crime and villainous. Mr. Rospide was driving his car when people approached him and opened fire. Severely touched, he was able to roll a few meters before succumbing to his wounds, says RSF in a statement.
A few hours before his death, the journalist-presenter denounced on the air the attacks of demonstrators against four vehicles of Radio Télé Ginen set on fire in the streets of Port-au-Prince on the same day.
“The Haitian authorities must shed light on this sordid execution and bring to justice those responsible for the death of Pétion Rospide” says Emmanuel Colombié, director of the Latin America office for Reporters Without Borders ” It is also the responsibility of the government to guarantee the safety of journalists covering the demonstrations, whose role during this turbulent period is fundamental. “
This murder comes in a very tense context in Haiti . For several days, protests have multiplied in several cities across the country against President Jovenel Moïse, entangled in corruption cases, demonstrations marked by violence and confrontations between police, demonstrators and armed groups. Journalist Richardson Jourdan of the National Television of Haiti was besides taken and beaten by demonstrators Friday, June 8 in Port au Prince.
RSF recalls that the Haitian photographed journalist Vladjimir Legagneur was carried away from 14 April 2018. Haiti occupies the 62nd place in 180 countries of the ranking of freedom of the PRSP in 2019.