English-Speaking TV Program Offers New Perspective on Haiti
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:15 PM
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - A television programme is now available for the English-speaking Caribbean to get a new perspective on CARICOM member Haiti.
The programme titled âHaiti Nowâ is being produced by a local media company, Haiti Communications Group, with funding and oversight by the CARICOM Representation Office in Haiti (CROH), supported by the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The 15-minute programme, which started airing earlier this month, is broadcast through the Caribbean Media Corporation and can be viewed on CaribVision every Sunday at 6 pm and Monday at 7:30 pm.
âIt is the Caribbeanâs window on Haiti. For the first time, the English speaking Caribbean will be receiving news from and about Haiti without it being filtered through the lens of the international media,â stated a synopsis of the programme provided by the CARICOM Secretariat.
"It is part of the CROHâs 'Bonding With Haiti' project which aims at providing the public of other member states with information about Haiti so they can develop a more positive appreciation of that country."
The first programme featured the preparations for the inauguration of the new President Michel Martelly; how a group of young men, who have been inspired by his victory and call for change, clean up their community; the staging of a workshop for community radio stations in Haiti that focused on their role in natural disasters with the approach of the 2011 hurricane season; and one of the most successful young businessmen in Haiti and his efforts to assist other young entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams.
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