Kevin Pina reports from Port au Prince
"There was a massive outpouring of support in the streets of the capital for President Aristide and Lavalas on November 25, 2002. The largest number cited in AP and Reuters for this demonstration was 2,000 persons. Photos taken by independent journalists show that the crowd was in fact far greater then the numbers cited. The only photos filed by corporate news organizations on November 25th were of much smaller anti-Aristide demonstrations and NOT ONE PHOTO of the much larger pro-Lavalas demonstration was EVER published in the corporate media."
|©2002 Kevin Pina - a filmmaker and journalist covering Haiti for more than a decade, provides details on events never reported in the international press|
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Black Commentator:US Corporate Media Distort Haitian Events: The Amulance Chasers or How Many Journalists and AP Photographers Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? - Part 2 of this series. This week, Kevin Pina reveals that while corporate media provide further misinformation about the Amiot Metayer assasination, we can look at his background to see what is really "Hidden from the Headlines."
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Haiti: Harvest of Hope Documentary: VHS, 57 minutes, 1998