Tragically, Myriam Merlet, Haiti's Chief of Staff of the Haitian Ministry of Women, did not survive the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Amy Goodman, reporting from Haiti, and Eve Ensler, a personal friend of Merlet, reports from the Democracy Now! studio.
By now many of you have probably heard that several journalists (including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer) were arrested while they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention. But as independent publishers ourselves, I think it's critical that the word get out as far and wide as possible.