Michael Deibert

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Michael Deibert (born 1973, Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. born journalist and author that has been repeatedly harshly criticized for what is perceived as his extreme right wing stance in regards to Haitian politics.

Michael Deibert's Haiti Journalism

Michael Deibert has been frequently criticized in media articles such as Kofi Annan's Haiti by Justin Podur, How to Turn a Priest Into a Cannibal by Diana Barahona and Haitian Activist Speaks out Against Deibert's anti-Haiti Propaganda by Patrick Elie. These articles among others, document the massive amount of criticism Deibert's journalism has received, especially where it pertains to his reporting on Haiti.

The range of Michael Deibert's vociferous critics includes among others Haitian, Canadian and U.S. activists for example a former Haitian government official in several administrations, political activist and writer: Patrick Elie Taking us to democracy like cattle to a killing house, as well a plethora of journalists from the Caribbean nation and abroad such as Justin Podur: [see: A Dishonest Case for a Coup. : part of a dialogue with the writer Michael Deibert].

Many newspaper articles, blog entries and and other written material [see: Media articles and links related to writer Michael Deibert ' attest to the not inconsequential amount of negative attention Deibert has garnered in response to his articles on Haiti.

Deibert's journalism has included allegations of child sacrifice: ["The charges culminate with Deibert’s uncritical reiteration of a gang leader’s claim, from his Florida exile, that a baby missing from a Port-au-Prince hospital had been kidnapped by So Anne and murdered in a vodou ritual to strengthen Aristide." by a well known Haitian activist, Annette Auguste a.k.a. Sò Anne [see: Amnesty International appeal case: AMR 36/003/2006


External links

The media on Michael Deibert's Haiti Reporting

Book by Michael Deibert

  • Deibert, Michael (2005). Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, New York: Seven Stories Press. ISBN 10 1-58322-697-4