Former Haitian journalist, Alfred JEAN, to be buried this Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Indiana.
Indianapolis (USA) – (ClarityTimes): Alfred Jean, one of the most famous Haitian reporters in the early 2000s died in the US on October 14, 2020. The retired journalist was found unresponsive at his home in Indiana. He was urgently transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later pronounced dead.
Mr. Jean immigrated to the US in 2012 where he settled in Delray Beach Florida. His wife and four of his children would later join him before they moved to Indiana in 2019. Alfred Jean left behind his wife and six children 3 girls and 3 boys.
About his life and career.
Alfred Jean was born in Liancourt (22 km north-east of Saint-Marc) on October 23, 1977. He was raised in Gonaives where he attended school. He went to College Modern, Jacques Pierre-Louis, and Lycee Fabre Geffrard from 1994 to 2000.
As a journalist, Alfred Jean had worked for different local, national, and international radio stations among them Kiss Fm, Radio Sèl, and Vision2000 Gonaives. He was the local correspondent for Radio Metropole and Voice of America in Gonaives
Mr. Jean was well-known for his reporting on the political crisis and protests leading the former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide to exile in 2004. One of his famous reports was the alleged visit of the former South African president Thabo Mbeki in Gonaives on January 1st, 2004.
In May 2004, Alfred Jean was awarded a distinction prize by the Haitian Press Center for his reporting during the political crisis. Four other journalists Marie Lucie Bonhomme from Vision 2000, Claude Bellevue from Radio Ibo, Rodrigue Lalanne from Tele Haiti, and Fritz Chery from Signal FM were also awarded each a distinction prize for their works.