Al Jazeera English Launches in Haiti
By Betsy Rothstein on May 1, 2012 2:00 PM
Al Jazeera English is now available on TV in Haiti through the multimedia service company NUtv™.
Al Jazeera English will reach up to 40,000 homes in Port au Prince in the first three months, and an additional 100,000 homes across the country. It will be available to all of the 140,000 homes on the Caribbean island.
Al Jazeera English was one of the first news organizations on the ground after the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010. The channel was the only international broadcaster to establish a bureau in the country after the earthquake, to document the progress of the relief effort. Al Jazeera reporter Sebastian Walker was the first TV journalist to report the confirmed existence of cholera in the country, and the first to link the outbreak with UN peacekeepers in the town of Mirebalais.
Al Jazeera English’s Fault Lines film Haiti: 6 Months On won the prestigious DuPont-Columbia award in 2012. The film has been translated into Creole and distributed throughout Port au Prince.
“We continue to be deeply committed to covering the stories in Haiti with the depth and context they deserve,” said Amjad Atallah, Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief of the Americas in a release.