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Jean Claudy Aristil

Jean Claudy Aristil

HRD, Journalist
Radyo Vwa Klodi Mizo (VKM)

Jean Claudy Aristil is a Haitian journalist and radio personality. For the last fifteen years he has provided news and analysis for Radyo VKM on local community and government involvement topics throughout Southern Haiti, including the island of Ile-a-Vache. Through his work with Radyo VKM and the Progressive Youth of Okay, Aristil has been an active organizer for civil society groups on Ile-a-Vache, supporting them with awareness efforts to help the local communities understand their rights with respect to tourism development. 


Journalists have been specially targeted as a result of their profession. Since 2000 at least eight journalists have been assassinated while a number of others have been harassed and detained. The level of impunity remains very high since only one out of the eight cases of killings, the perpetrators have been tried and convicted.