Veteran Haitian journalist survives assassination attempt

A distinguished and veteran journalist in Haiti, Roberson Alphonse, has survived an assassination attempt after unknown gunmen shot and wounded him in his automobile whereas on his technique to work within the capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, police stated.

Alphonse who works on the day by day newspaper Le Nouvelliste and radio station Magik9, is presently recovering in a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Frantz Duval, the chief editor for each media, stated in a press release on Wednesday with out revealing the situation of the hospital.

In line with media experiences, the assault on Alphonse who’s a robust critic of the federal government, comes a month after two different journalists recognized as Tayson Latigue and Frantzsen Charles have been fatally shot by unknown individuals.

The incident, in accordance with Duval highlights the deteriorating safety scenario in a rustic racked by gang violence.

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Haiti’s Ministry of Tradition and Communication stated it realized “with horror the information of the assassination attempt” that occurred within the Delmas neighbourhood.

“His rigour, his effort to be neutral, and his sense of perfection make him a mannequin for the career,” the ministry stated in a press release.

One of many journalist’s colleagues, Widlore Mérancourt of the web information website AyiboPost, stated:

“My good friend, Roberson Alphonse might be something he desires anyplace on the planet. He picked Haiti. He additionally may’ve made hundreds of thousands promoting his platforms. He opted for integrity and independence. I like him and I want him nicely,” he wrote.

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