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Dear Editors [online and print editors of Irish Examiner],
Given the clear emphasis on ‘security concerns’ and the threat of violence evident in much of the reporting on Haiti, example here come’s with a rather strange image of an ‘engorged’ US helicopter ‘swooping’ in on Haiti’s ‘lawless streets’, perhaps it would be worth giving due prominence to reputable voices that to some extent counter this narrative:
““There are no security issues,” says Dr. Evan Lyon of Partners in Health, reporting from the General Hospital in Port-Au-Prince in Haiti, where 1,000 people are in need of operations. Lyon said the reports of violence in the city have been overblown by the media and have affected the delivery of aid and medical services.” [Democracy Now! interviewing Partners in Health doctor Evan Lyon in Haiti, 19/1/10]
Variations of this letter sent to RTE and Irish Times.