Episode 2: Radio Haiti

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Introducing Jean Dominique and his daughter Nadine.

Jean was a prominent Haitian journalist and director of Radio Haiti Inter until his assassination in April 2000. His charisma and engagement with grassroots peasant organizations were guiding aspects of his life as a journalist, which is well illustrated in the Jonathan Demme film, The Agronomist.

Until 2003, Nadine directed a foundation seeking justice for Jean's death. The destablization in Haiti and disinformation campaigns launched by corporate media and aided by foreign interests, including those of Canada, resulted in the premature dissolution of these efforts.

(00:00-17:58) Haiti has been a model of resistance against colonial forces for over 200 years. Nadine and Jean illustrate the central role that media can play in the life and death of democratic organizing.

(17:58-38:39) Nadine considers why Haiti is once again under attack from within and without. In addition to the longstanding interests of US and France in Haiti, she opines on prominent role Canada now has suppressing grassroots resistance efforts.

See www.theagronomist.com & www.canadahaitiaction.ca for more info.

Music by Bob Bovano and So An.

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