Haiti: How can the media contribute to peace?

Posted on Tuesday 14 October 2008

P-au-P., 14 Oct. 08 [AlterPresse] --- In Haiti, today, it is no longer a question of informing or communicating in a context of civil or military dictatorship, of armed confrontation or open conflict. Instead, a situation of peace reigns, made fragile by dithering on the political calendar, institutional weaknesses, insecurity, impunity and mass poverty.
Since 2006 Haiti has entered into a period of peace, or at least of minor turbulence, following the last presidential elections which enabled René Préval to come back to power. During those two years, despite the persistence of huge (...)

Haiti/EPA : Haitian social organizations welcome the refusal of Haiti to sign the EPA

Posted on Tuesday 30 September 2008

Position of Haitian social and popular organizations following the outcome of the Fourteenth Meeting of CARIFORUM Heads of State and Government on the EPA
Translated from French by Charles Arthur for the Haiti Support Group
Transmitted to AlterPresse on September 29, 2008
The letter below was sent to the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency René Préval, after Haiti and Guyana declined to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) document at the XIV Meeting of CARIFORUM Heads of State held in Barbados on 10 September. The Haitian organisations signing this letter (...)

Haiti-Prime Minister : RNDDH reminds Parliament that they are not in their positions to violate human rights

Posted on Saturday 19 July 2008

Statement by RNDDH Executive Director Pierre Esperance, July 10, 2008
Transmitted to AlterPresse on July 15, 2008
RNDDH, an organization that promotes and defends human rights, recognizes the liberty each person has to choose their sexual orientation or the sexuality they desire according to the corresponding principles of human rights. These principles primarily include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Pact for Civil and Political Rights.
RNDDH notes that there are numerous forms of sexuality, but one that is dominant. This reality does not grant (...)

Haitians in England: organised and active

Posted on Tuesday 3 June 2008

by Charles Arthur
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 3th 2008
Haiti’s team for the Kreyol football tournament;
Haiti supporters celebrate a goal)
The small but increasingly organised Haitian diaspora in England marked this year’s Flag Day - May 18th - in contrasting ways. A Haitian team (photo logo) entered the first Kreyol football tournament organised by the French Caribbean Association - Memn Bitan, Menm Bagay, in London, and on the same day, Haiti was represented at the Jubilee Debt Campaign event in Birmingham where over 1,000 campaigners marked the 10th anniversary of the (...)

Haïti - high cost of living : Rnndh asks to change the economic orientation, out orders from the IMF and the World Bank

Posted on Friday 11 April 2008

Submitted to AlterPresse on April, 10 th, 2008 The Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh) acknowledges the large protest movement the Haitian people are conducting throughout the country to reclaim their right to eat and their right to access to the basic goods used every day. Rnddh considers this reclamation legitimate.
The right to eat is a fundamental right that any respectable government must guarantee for its citizens.
At the same time, Rnddh deplores that this protest movement is accompanied by numerous acts of violence, of theft, of pillage. These violent acts are (...)

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