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iciHaiti - Obituaries : Death of journalist Liliane Pierre Paul
01/08/2023 11:16:01

iciHaiti - Obituaries : Death of journalist Liliane Pierre Paul
The Ministry of Culture and Communication salutes the memory of career journalist Liliane Pierre Paul who died on Monday July 31, 2023 following a heart attack.

The Ministry pays tribute to the great press worker that she was and also underlines her commitment to freedom of expression.

The Ministry sends its condolences to its collaborators at Radio Télé Kiskeya, to the members of its family, to its many listeners and to all those affected by this sudden death.

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Born in the commune of Petit-Goâve in 1953, she has been an activist for freedom of expression in Haiti for more than 35 years. She was president of the National Association of Haitian Media1. She died on July 31, 2023

Originally from the Palmes region, all her life, Liliane Pierre-Paul fought for the construction of a free, egalitarian and just society. In the 1980s, a journalist for Radio Haiti Inter, she made a name by herself as one of the most formidable women critics of the Duvalier regime.

On May 7, 1994, she participated in the founding of Radio Kiskeya with her friend Marvel Dandin and Sony Bastien. Then, she became involved as programming director and secretary of the board of directors. She also participated in the founding of the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH) in 2001, which she says, "promotes pluralism, democracy and freedom of the press and whose objective is to try to protect independent media."

Thoughts by lesly condé on the occasion of the great departure of the famous journalist Lilianne Pierre-Paul :

"Haiti will take time to recover from the sudden disappearance of Ms. Lilianne Pierre-Paul. This very committed journalist who has climbed all the levels in this very delicate or even dangerous field in Haiti, had become an undisputed symbol of the press in her country.

The whole Nation followed his progress. From her first steps, her courage, her eloquence and her determination had made her a comforting presence, a real breath of fresh air. Ms. Liliane Pierre-Paul has invested all her charisma in her profession as a journalist. In doing so, she influenced several generations, and left an indelible mark.

Unfortunately, she will not have seen this new Haiti she had always dreamed of. But his influence will never die. It will repeat itself endlessly until the triumph of truth.

Our sincere condolences to his family, to Radio Kiskeya, to the press in general, to Haitian society as a whole, affected by this enormous loss.

Lesly Condé" Former Consul General of Haiti in Chicago (August 2004 - May 2018)


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