Journalist for Montreal online radio station killed on the job in Haiti
Published January 7, 2022 at 3:39 pm
MONTREAL — A Montreal-based online radio station says one of its journalists was killed on the job in Haiti on Thursday.
Radio Écoute FM says John Wesley Amady, 32, was about to conduct an interview with a member of an armed group when he was shot and killed.
Station CEO Francky Attis said today in an interview that the attack, which also killed another journalist, took place in the Laboule 12 area, near the capital Port-au-Prince.
He says Amady was a kind man who was able to cover stories in dangerous areas that other journalists couldn’t.
Attis says he is calling for justice for Amady, who worked in Haiti for the radio station since 2018.
The attack was condemned by media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, which identified the other slain journalist at Wilguens Louissaint.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2022.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.
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