Michael Deibert

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Michael Deibert (born Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1973) is an American journalist, author and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University.

Deibert’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Guardian, Folha de Sao Paulo, Le Monde diplomatique and the World Policy Journal, among other publications. From 2001 until 2003, he served as the Reuters correspondent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has been featured as a commentator on international affairs on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, National Public Radio and WNYC New York Public Radio.

Deibert’s first book, Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, with an introduction by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, was published by Seven Stories Press in November 2005.

In addition to Haiti, Deibert has also reported extensively on Guatemala,France and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

While Deibert's work on Haiti has been praised by Haitian scholars and others, it has also been criticized for its perceived hostility to former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Articles supportive of Michael Deibert

Responses to criticism of Michael Deibert


  • Amnesty International. (2006) Release political prisoner Annette Auguste 20 months of arbitrary detention Haiti appeal case: AI Index: AMR 36/003/2006 Accessed on July 10, 2011.
  • Auguste, Anette (2004) Statement of Sò Anne from prison. Pétionville. Archived on haitiaction.net. Accessed July 13, 2011. [1]
  • Barahona, Diane. (2007) How to Turn a Priest Into a Cannibal - U.S. Reporting on the Coup in Haiti. CounterPunch. Accessed July 13, 2011. [2]
  • Miéville, China. (2009). Multilateralism as terror: International Law, Haiti and imperialism. Finnish Yearbook of International Law 18. London: Birkbeck ePrints. Available at [3] Accessed on July 10, 2011.
  • Podur, Justin. (2006) "Kofi Annan's Haiti - Podur on Michael Deibert, Notes from the Last Testament. Untenable defence of Aristide’s overthrow New Left Review. London. Available online: [4] .pdf file: [5] Accessed on July 13, 2011.
  • Wikipedia: Michael Deibert Accessed on July 6, 2011.

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