Reporters Without Borders is trying to help rebuild the Haitian media which has been devastated by the earthquake.
It is setting up a centre of operations for Haitian journalists in Port-au-Prince in order to enable them to cover the disaster and provide vtal information to the population.
The centre will be equipped with laptops, mobile phones and generators provided by Canadian media group Quebecor, Reporters Without Borders’ partner in the initiative.
The Canadian embassy in Haiti has offered to house the emergency centre within its compound.
The creation of the centre of operations will be followed by reconstruction assistance – again in partnership with Quebecor – for Haiti’s media, which are virtually all currently unable to function. This will be one of the targets of the donations raised by an appeal already launched by RWB.