Posted on Monday 6 October 2014Press release from Human Rights Watch
Transmitted to AlterPresse on Octobre 4, 2014
The inability of Haiti’s courts to bring to trial former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier deprived his countless Haitian victims of the justice they sought, Human Rights Watch said today. Duvalier’s death was reported on October 4, 2014.
“It’s a shame that the Haitian justice system could not bring Baby Doc Duvalier to trial before he died,” said Reed Brody, special counsel at Human Rights Watch, who worked with Duvalier’s victims. “Duvalier’s death robs Haiti of what could have been the most important (...)
Posted on Sunday 28 September 2014Par Marcel Duret
Submitted to AlterPresse
Why should I write? Well! It has been more than three months since the subject matter has been tormenting me yet every day I postpone it for tomorrow. Why confess to the general public this extraordinary and painful disappointment that I feel for someone whom I still cultivate much esteem, respect and admiration? I do not want to strengthen the arguments of his detractors who too often criticize him and want him to fail simply because the color of his skin. Do I have enough arguments in support of the reasons for this deception? Was I expecting (...)
Posted on samedi 3 mai 2014Discours prononcé par le secrétaire général des Nations-Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, à New-York, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse
Document repris par AlterPresse
Chaque année, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse, nous réaffirmons notre attachement à la liberté fondamentale de recevoir et de communiquer des informations et des idées par le biais des médias, sans considérations de frontières, principe énoncé à l’article 19 de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme.
Et pourtant, aucun jour ne s’écoule sans que ce droit ne soit bafoué.
Les journalistes (...)
Posted on Saturday 3 May 2014News story about Gotson Pierre honored as “information hero”
Published on May 2, 2014 on the WACC website
WACC member and former director Gotson Pierre of Haiti has been designated an “information hero” by the media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders.
For the first time, Reporters Without Borders has published a list of profiles of “100 information heroes” for World Press Freedom Day, May 3. The Paris-based organization said that “through their courageous work or activism, these ‘100 heroes’ help to promote the freedom enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human (...)
Posted on Friday 3 May 2013WACC 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, Zeng (...)