IWMF Mourns the Passing of Courage Award Winner Liliane Pierre-Paul

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is saddened to learn of the passing of 1990 Courage in Journalism Award winner Liliane Pierre-Paul. As a trailblazing radio journalist in Haiti, Pierre-Paul was a fierce advocate for press freedom who refused to be silenced.

In the 1980s, Pierre-Paul made a name for herself as one of the Duvalier regime’s most outspoken critics, leading to her imprisonment, torture and an eventual six-year exile from her home country. Despite the risks, Pierre-Paul continued holding power to account, later co-founding the National Association for Haitian Media (ANMH), a group of independent newspapers and broadcast outlets promoting democracy and freedom of the press.

Pierre-Paul’s legacy of intrepid reporting and bravery in the face of danger will live on in the generations of Haitian women journalists who follow in her footsteps. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this time.