January 29, 2023

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In the Thick of It: Haiti

A protester in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 9, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery, winner of the 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award.

A protester in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 9, 2019. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery, winner of the 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award.

2022 was a harrowing year for journalists covering Haiti: six Haitian journalists were killed, while scores more were threatened or injured in the course of their work. Foreign news outlets pulled back dramatically on deployments to Haiti, citing safety concerns including an uptick in kidnapping, armed conflicts between rival gangs, and clashes with police. For a country already suffering from a lack of international attention, the difficulty in obtaining accurate up-to-date reports has never been more difficult.

Please join the Overseas Press Club at 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 26 for a conversation with reporters who’ve continued to cover Haiti amidst the turmoil of the past year. This is the first installment of a new series launched by the OPC called In the Thick of It, bringing together journalists to discuss region-specific reporting challenges.

Registrants will receive a link to join via Zoom about an hour before the program on Jan. 26.

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Panelists include:

Jacqueline Charles, Haiti and Caribbean Correspondent for the Miami Herald.

Macollvie Neel, Executive Editor of the Haitian Times.

Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times Bureau Chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Evens Sanon, reporter for The Associated Press.

The moderator is Singeli Agnew, a governor of the OPC and an independent cinematographer, producer and director of documentary films and current affairs series on a range of platforms. She was a member of the New York Times team that won the OPC’s Edward R. Murrow Award in 2019.

Stay tuned for upcoming “In the Thick of It” conversations on Iran and Brazil.