We address the issues related to the media in Haiti. Are they free to perform their job whic is to get the information and bring it to the public.

Haiti Liberte Inks Joint Operating Agreement with Haitian Times

Haiti Liberté, Haiti's widest-circulation weekly newspaper, has signed a Joint Operating Agreement with the Haitian Times in an effort to cut advertising and operating costs. The global economic collapse plus readers' migration to online editions of major newspapers has affected circulation and subscription sales negatively. The resulting revenue decrease has forced the two newspaper publishers to join forces in order to keep their publications afloat and thriving.

Haiti Liberté, a progressive publication, targets news reporting and current events in the Caribbean and South America. Its international coverage includes momentous social- change movements and astute political commentary. Employing a stable of prestigious and risk-taking investigative reporters, the Port-au-Prince- and Brooklyn-based paper offers a perspective of its own country's place in the context of world affairs.

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Radio Metropole Website Informs Readers on Food Shortage Problem

Radio Metropole, a radio station operating out of Port-au-Prince, broadcasts in French. With a large listening audience, it runs regular news briefs and information geared to its listenership. Launched in 1970, it became the first Haitian station to switch to FM, produce stereo broadcasts, and introduce the CD format.

Radio Metropole has an online news website, delivering coverage on politics, the economy, sports, and culture. It also broadcasts feature programs, such as "Metropolis" and "Investir" with hosts Nancy Roc and Kesner Pharel.

Recent updates include news stories about government of Haiti's declared state of emergency continuing after Hurricane Sandy blasted the island; lowering of rice prices; and launch of green energy programs. The feature story, a research study, forecasts another food shortage looming on Haiti's horizon. The approaching famine will arrive on the heels of food shortages in the countrysides of North, West, and Grand'Anse Departments, occurring after Sandy.

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Haiti Progres Pursues Secretive Agenda

Haiti Progres, a weekly started in 1983, targets news events that affect the lower classes in Haitian society. It owns printing and distribution centers in Brooklyn and New York, and publishes in French, English, and Créole. Its headquarters are located in Port-au-Prince.

Among Haitian weeklies, such as Haiti Liberté and Haiti en Marche,and dailies, Morning and Nouvelliste, Haiti Progres is the only left-wing publication representing the voices of the poorer strata of society.

Haiti Progres's editorial policy is to deliver a perspective on news analysis that favors a liberalist outlook and Marxist philosophy. Its website, designed with a red and white color scheme, symbolizes a strident approach to class struggle that remains underground politically. Its unwillingness to share news and editorial content on its website reveals paranoia, understandable in Haiti. Corruption and violence, whether apparent or not, still fuels government of Haiti's administrative engine at all levels.

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Outside influence on Haiti. Who is looking out for Haiti - Video

This is an interesting video about the information Wikileaks was able to capture about the outside influence on Haiti.

These information actually showed the pressure exercised by the American Government on Haiti, whether economic or political. As the Wikileaks report published by Haiti Liberte showed, Multi million dollar manufacturing companies from the U.S., with the backing of the US Embassy in Haiti did all they could to prevent the minimum wage for factory workers in Haiti to be $5.00 a day. Some of the companies mentioned include Hanes, Fruit of the Loom and Levi's.

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Television Nationale d'Haiti Reporters Fired for Political Views

Television Nationale d'Haiti (TNH) Director General Pradel Henriquez brought suit against three of the station's broadcast journalists on April 8, 2011. Josias Pierre, Jacques Innocent, and Eddy Jackson Alexis were accused of "grave insubordination" towards Henriquez, who also alleged they were allowing political biases to interfere with their reporting.

Reporters without Borders (RWB) have denounced Henrique's action, demanding "their immediate reinstatement". RWB contends Pierre, Innocent, and Alexis were terminated because of their criticism towards then-President-Elect Michel Martelly.

The TNH reporters claim Henriquez ordered them to give presidential candidate Martelly three-quarters of an hour air time to 10 minutes for his opponent, Manigat. If Manigat received 20 minutes of air time, that meant an hour and a half for Martelly. Even more outrageous, Henriquez approved complete coverage of a Martelly music event with a post-concert meet-and-greet with him, lasting several hours. Henriquez gave no air time to Manigat.

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Le Nouvelliste's Comeback after 2010 Earthquake

Le Nouvelliste, Haiti's first-published newspaper, was struck down during the 2010 earthquake. Struggling for the next three months to keep publishing, it managed to put out 12 issues. The paper's online presence was uninterrupted, keeping subscribers up-to-date with the latest news developments.

Le Nouvelliste retains the distinction of being Haiti's one daily publication, committed to unimpeded dispersal of news information. Its mission is providing a channel for progressive ideas to emerge within the Haitian community.

Editor-in-chief Frantz Duval, in an interview given to Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), said after the earthquake its circulation figures showed decease in distribution from 15,000 to 10,000 daily issues. Advertising revenues from the publication plummeted. Encouraging, though, has been the return of 30% of its pre-earthquake advertising space, gradually re-appearing. Post-earthquake, news reporting had completely shut down, except for its online site, updated frequently. But by April, Le Nouvelliste's journalists have all returned to work.

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Le Matin Maintains Circulation and Subscription Sales Post Earthquake

Le Matin, Haiti's biggest and most prestigious daily, is a business publication, which publishes for the well-heeled and -educated Haitian elite. Its coverage of business includes state-wide and regional business news, forecasts, analysis, executive profiles and promotions, mergers and acquisitions, and information on market conditions elsewhere in the world affecting Haiti's business climate.

Publishing in French and out of Port-au-Prince, it owns and operates its publishing house, Le Nouveau Matin S.A. Besides general business news, Le Matin delivers editorial content pertinent to business markets in Haiti.

Its readership includes captains of industry, business barons, government business interests, and business associations. Those who claim the lion's share of purchasing leverage, hold at least one advanced degree, usually in business or in a business-related field.

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