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Securing freedom of expression is focus of World Press Freedom Day 2013

Posted on Friday 3 May 2013

WACC Declaration on May 3, World Press Freedom Day 2013
Published by AlterPresse The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2013 is “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. How can WACC members and partners help bring about such a world?
At the beginning of 2013 WACC joined with its partner SIGNIS to give its Human Rights Award 2012 to the documentary film “Forbidden Voices” directed by Barbara Miller. It explores the risky business of blogging in three countries where freedom of expression is severely restricted.
In Cuba, China and Iran, the blogs of Yoani Sánchez, (...)

Haiti-Media : World Vision deplores the incident March 18th involving reporters of the Ayiti Kale Je platform

Posted on Monday 25 March 2013

Statement by Jean Claude Mukadi
Haiti National Director, World Vision
Transmitted to AlterPresse on March 23, 2013
World Vision deplores the incident March 18th involving reporters of the Ayiti Kale Je platform - of which AlterPresse is a member - that occurred at one of our food distribution sites, in Calumette, a locality in the commune of Savanette.
Our organization has launched an investigation into the matter and, if it is determined that any of our employees acted wrongfully or in an unprofessional manner, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken. The press will be (...)

Chavez and the world

Posted on Sunday 17 March 2013

By Marcel Duret *
Submitted to AlterPresse on March 17, 2013
In October 1999, after only 8 months in office, President Hugo Chavez made a state visit in Japan. I had the honor of meeting him at the Foreign Correspondence Club in Tokyo, where he gave a speech that remained engraved in my memory. In that speech he shared with the Diplomatic Corps and the journalists his answer when the Japanese Emperor asked him: “How come a country as rich in natural resources as Venezuela can have 80% of its population living under poverty level?” Hugo Chavez confessed that while he welcomed the Emperor’s (...)

Jean-Claude Duvalier must not be allowed to evade justice in Haiti

Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Press release from Amnesty International
Transmitted to AlterPresse on February 6, 2013
Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier must not be allowed to evade justice for his alleged responsibility for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office and the victims must receive reparations, Amnesty International said as a Court was due to hear an appeal on the case against the former President known as "Baby Doc".
During the hearing, the Court will assess a request by victims’ families and survivors of torture, illegal executions and enforced disappearances during (...)

Chile-Haiti : The networks that El Poli built in Chile to traffic Haitian immigrants

Posted on Monday 22 October 2012

By: Gustavo Villarrubia and Juan Pablo Figueroa
Published: 05.10.2012
Translated by : Robert Shaw for AlterPresse
If it hadn’t been for the wrong move that Dominican Luis Ramirez took in the airport – while ‘Viviana Rodriguez’, a Chilean police officer was tracking him for months on end – the group that was trafficking Haitian citizens to Chile wouldn’t have been detected. ‘Viviana’ became an undercover agent while a specialized team followed her every move.
Over the course of the last eight months, Ciperchile shows how 17 Haitians were brought to Chile with promises of jobs in exchange for (...)

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