Death threats against head of panel set up to help investigate murders of journalists

first_img HaïtiAmericas June 11, 2019 Find out more Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Organisation Another journalist murdered in Haiti News Joseph Guyler Delva, a news programme host on Radio Mélodie FM and the correspondent of several foreign news media, has been getting death threats on his mobile phone since 25 October. Delva heads a an independent commission that was created on 10 August to help the authorities to investigate murders of journalists. News October 11, 2019 Find out more to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Haïti Receive email alerts News November 14, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information HaïtiAmericas Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the death threats that Joseph Guyler Delva, a news programme host on privately-owned Radio Mélodie FM, has been getting since 25 October. The head of a press freedom NGO called SOS Journalistes, Delva is also the director of an Independent Commission for Supporting Investigations into Murders of Journalists (CIAPEAJ), created on 10 August at the initiative of President René Préval and SOS Journalistes.“Despite recent progress, press freedom remains fragile in Haiti, as evidenced by the attempts to intimidate Delva,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope they are not linked to his activity as head of the CIAPEAJ and his determination to combat impunity for those who murder journalists. The authorities must quickly identify and punish those responsible for these threats and guarantee the safety of Delva and all journalists in Haiti.”Delva got two anonymous calls on his mobile phone on 25 October in which he was told: “You had better watch out, because we know where you are and we are going to get you.” After receiving similar calls in the days that followed, Delva decided to report the threats to the authorities.As well as hosting a morning news programme on Port-au-Prince-based Radio Mélodie FM, Delva is the Haiti correspondent of the BBC, Caribbean Media Corporation and the New York-based Haitian Times newspaper. News November 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against head of panel set up to help investigate murders of journalistslast_img read more