United States Agency for Global Media

Cultural Reporting Training for Haitian Reporters in DC

April 8-15

VOA’s Creole Service has trained more than 100 Haitian journalists since 2008. Most recently, during the week of April 8-15, 2017, eight reporters from across Haiti traveled to VOA headquarters in Washington, DC for a series of workshops on cultural journalism, including VOA best practices.

VOA’s Creole Service, headed by Ronald Cesar, developed a curriculum that included “Techniques of Reporting on Cultural Issues,” “Writing Reports,” and “Preparing Stories for Broadcasting.”

The journalists visited several museums, galleries and cultural symbols, including the Newseum, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Folger Shakespeare Library, U.S. State Department, George Washington University, Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Shakespeare Theater Company.


Gaëlle Bien Aime
Radio Ibo, Port-au-Prince

Joel Fanfan
Ticket Magazine/Visa FM, Port-au-Prince

Souzen Joseph
Télévision Nationale d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince

Chrislene Lubin
Le National, Port-au-Prince

Inrico Dangelo Neard
Radio Tele Caraibes, Port-au-Prince

Alain Pierre
Radio Tele Express/Jacmel

Mirline Pierre
Magik 9, Port-au-Prince

Dieulermesson Petit Frere
Le Nouvelliste, Port-au-Prince

The VOA workshop was supported by the U.S. Department of State through its embassy in Haiti.

  • U.S. Department of State through its embassy in Haiti
  • Ronald Cesar
    Creole Service Chief