Following last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti the glare of international TV has been well and truly focused on the Caribbean island.
But surprisingly, despite the massive destruction inflicted on the capital Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s national broadcaster has continued to operate.
Pradel Henriquez, the director of Haiti’s main public channel RTNH, said: ’‘The TV station has not been destroyed like other buildings in the country. I’m sure the anti-earthquake system saved us.
‘‘We had to stop broadcasting on the 12th, to start again the day after, the 13th, but we replaced our TV signal with other channels, including euronews, which, like other European channels, we use a lot,’‘ he said.
‘‘Every evening, starting from the 14th, we’ve had a special live bulletin. We’ve also moved the studio outside because it’s safer, basically because everything happens in the street now, we no longer live inside.
‘‘At the moment we’re hardly using the editing suite at all, the cameraman know they have to leave and bring back the edit to broadcast,’‘ he added.
Haitian TV still on air despite quake