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New York Times di Eleksyon Ayiti an te yon echek Colosal

Nou tout konnen lè New York Times jounal di yon bagay, nou tout koute epi jounal la te di anpil sou sa nou panse ki gen pou an Ayiti nan semèn oswa mwa kap vini yo.

Jounal la pandan fen semèn nan te pale kont fwod masiv nan eleksyon ki sot pase a an Ayiti. New York Times di pou premye fwa depi eleksyon ki sot pase a, gen yon kriz elektoral an Ayiti e li ap mande pou eleksyon lejitim.

Dapre jounal la, eleksyon nan mwa Oktòb sa te sijè falsifikasyon bilten vòt, vòt ilegal ak lòt abi ke yo te lajman denonse kòm ilejitim. Koulye a, New York Times refere li a eleksyon an kòm "yon echèk Colosal."

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AFP to pay Haiti photographer $1.22mn for copyright infringement

I did not know that a simple picture taken during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti could be worth $1.22mn. This is what Daniel Morel will get following a verdict against AFP and Getty Images for wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.

Not bad

A jury of seven-member reach a unanimous verdict against AFP and Getty Images over the use of Daniel Morel's pictures that were taken during the 2010 Haiti quake.

AFP obtained a total of eight photographs from the Twitter account of Lisandro Suero. According to the report, Lisandro had posted the picture on his own account without given proper credit to Morel

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Deal between Laurent Lamothe & Haiti Observateur

Leo Joseph, the owner of the Haiti Observateur Group has agreed to the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against them by the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Patrice Baker, Lamothe's former business partner. The Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe and Baker sued the online paper in 2012 for publishing an article that alleged them for pressuring "Haitel", a bankrupt telecom company, to sell its assets below market price to an investment company named 'Nord Citadel' who was seeking investment opportunities in Haiti.

The main allegation against Lamothe and Baker was that they forced Nord Citadel to make a down payment as full purchase price to buy the assets of Haitel for $25 million though its market value was somewhere around $80 million. The online paper published the story, as per their earlier declaration, on the basis of an interview with Michael Charles, the founder and managing partner of Nord Citadel.

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Le Nouvelliste celebrates 115th year anniversary

Founded on May 2, 1898 by Guillaume Chéraquit, Le Nouvelliste is Haiti's oldest and biggest daily newspaper. Le Nouvelliste started as "Le Matin" and was renamed to its present name just fifteen months later. The newspaper is printed in French and is distributed throughout Haiti, especially in the capital and in 18 of Haiti's major cities.

The newspaper celebrated its 115th anniversary on May 2, 2013. Speaking about this prestigious occasion, Editor in Chief, Frantz Duval said that there would be an open house that would be held at the newly renovated premises of Rue de Centre. He also mentioned that the open house would present an opportunity for the public to meet with the journalists and the management of the daily.

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Laurent Lamothe wins case against Haiti Observateur

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe won what, to some, was an unsurprising victory in his libel suit against New York based website Haiti Observateur. In two articles published in August of 2012 the website, through its reporter Leo Joseph, extended theories about the prime minister and his business partner Patrice Baker's role in the sale of the telecommunications company Haitel that U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro has now declared to be false and malicious.

The articles posited that the company, which shut down after an inability to pay its debts, was bought by the Haitian government in a deal brokered by Lamothe in which he fixed its sale price of $25 million, and positioned himself to receive, what they described as, the 'lion's share' of the profit. Upon noting the libelous nature of the articles Lamothe and Baker filed a lawsuit in September 2012, citing the damage done to their political and business profiles after the implications of corruption and conspiracy made by Joseph and the newspaper which has reported its weekly circulation within the Haitian Diaspora to reach 75,000.

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Haiti en Marche's Coverage of Recovery Efforts

Haiti en Marche is an online news publication, which also puts out a print issue distributed to major markets on the U.S. eastern seaboard and in Canada, France, and Switzerland. It is a weekly newspaper covering local news, the economy, post-earthquake recovery efforts, government of Haiti activities, and other news of interest to the Haitian community and Diaspora.

Recently its coverage included an article about the city of Jeremie, capital of Grand Anse Department, whose citizens are up-in-arms over stoppage of a road project. Commissioned by the Organization of American States (OAS), who awarded Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) the contract, a Brazilian construction company started work on a road just outside Jeremiah last year.

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Haitian Newspapers Forge Joint Operating Agreement

In response to economic severity affecting newspaper publishing world-wide, Haiti Liberté and Haitian Times have agreed to incorporate to cut advertising and business costs. Both newspapers target different demographic audiences. They expect their Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) will bring them 25,000 subscribers every week.

The two newspapers will publish sharing the same printing presses, Haiti Liberté in French and Haitian Times in English. Although they will publish for the same distribution channels, editorial content will remain separate. Forward-looking Haiti Liberté, founded in 2007, focuses on news reporting and current events in Haiti. Within the past year, the newspaper has raised its international profile, collaborating with The Nation to release an article series regarding Haiti/US foreign policy secrets. This became possible through Wikileaks, which supplied intercepted foreign policy communications.

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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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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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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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