Three radio stations still operating after Port-au-Prince earthquake
|Publisher||Reporters Without Borders|
|Publication Date||15 January 2010|
|Cite as||Reporters Without Borders, Three radio stations still operating after Port-au-Prince earthquake, 15 January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b56c35c0.html [accessed 17 March 2014]|
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The 12 January earthquake completely wrecked the premises and infrastructure of the Port-au-Prince-based TV stations Tele Ginen and Canal 11 and the radio station Magik 9, and killed a Tele Ginen cameraman, Reporters Without Borders has learned from its correspondents in Haiti.
Another respected radio station, Radio Ibo, sustained serious damage and is unable to broadcast. The headquarters of the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH) was destroyed in the partial collapse of the building that houses Radio Ibo.
The offices of the daily newspapers Le Nouvelliste et Le Matin did not collapse and the staff were able to evacuate these premises. But a journalist who writes for Ticket Magazine, a Nouvelliste-affiliated publication, is believed to have been killed. Le Nouvelliste editor Max Chauvet has been reported missing.
The Port-au-Prince-based radio stations Signal FM and Caraïbes FM and the Port-au-Prince branch of the French public radio station Radio France Internationale have all managed to continue operating.
The Haitian Internet continues more or less to function although it is hard to find somewhere to connect. The Haitian mobile phone operator Voilà Haïti resumed service yesterday, as did another mobile phone operator, Digicel, in the southern town of Jacmel, which was also badly damaged by the earthquake.