Blogging to reverse the tide

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By Anthony Martinez Beven

International news coverage of Haiti tends to be narrowly focused on the economics and politics of the beautiful island country, but there are several bloggers working to change and also diversify the news landscape on what is being reported on with regard to Haiti.

« Kudos to these bloggers working to reverse the tide and the International perception of Haiti,” said Laurence Bigio, publisher of Challenges. “We actively monitor, follow and retweet Haitian bloggers. News is a collaborative effort. We are all part of a process that aims to deliver quality and diversified news to the public. »

Here are Challenges’ Top 5 ranked Haitian bloggers based on the existence and regular updating of a blog website, micro-blogging on social network Twitter and Klout score:

Haiti News Network
Blog Website: www.anselme.homestead.com
Twitter handle: @haitinewsnet
Twitter bio: HNN- Real Time NEWS & EVENTS. HAITI & the world 24/7. GV Phone/SMS: 781 437 7311 | Skype: HaitiNewsNet | WhatsApp: 1617 365 2929 | HaitiNews@yahoo.com
Twitter followers: 74.3K
Klout score: 64

Alice Backer
Blog website: www.kiskeacity.com
Twitter handle: @kiskeacity
Twitter bio: Bringing you #Haitian citizen media since 2005! Medya Sosyal Ayisyen depi an 2005! | Founder of #AfroCROWD + #HaitianBloggers| Formerly Global Voices #Haiti
Twitter followers: 26.7K
Klout score: 61

Haiti Libre
Blog website: www.haitilibre.com
Twitter handle: @Haitilibre
Twitter bio: HaitiLibre : Toute l’actualité d’Haiti, 7/7, politique, éducation, sécurité, justice, élections, agriculture, reconstruction…
Twitter followers: 18.6K
Klout score: Has not signed up to be scored

Kreyolicious.com
Blog website: www.kreyolicious.com
Twitter handle: @Kreyolicious
Twitter bio: Award-Winning #Blogger| #Haitian-American site Kreyolicious® http://kreyolicious.com https://www.facebook.com/kreyolicious http://instagram.com/kreyolicious http://youtube.com/kreyolicious
Twitter followers: 8.5K
Klout score: 56

Haitian Beatz
Blog website: www.haitianbeatz.com
Twitter handle: @Haitianbeatzz
Twitter bio: The fastest growing Haitian Cultural and Entertaining website in the world.
Twitter followers: 4.3K
Klout score: Has not signed up to be scored

Other blogs to bookmark:

Lunion Suite
Blog website: www.lunionsuite.com
Twitter handle: @LunionSuite
Twitter bio: #1 #Haitian American Blog • Facebook Page: The #Haitian American~ Lunionsuite@gmail.com
Twitter followers: 1,912
Klout score: Has not signed up to be scored

Hougan Sydney
Blog website: www.hougansydney.com
Twitter handle: @Hougansydney
Twitter bio: Comprehensive narrative of Haiti’s current events, heroic but tragic history, rich culture and natural beauty. RTs are not endorsements. #Feminist, #HumanRight
Twitter followers: 598
Klout score: Has not signed up to be scored

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