Oprah Winfrey visits Haiti under tight security

I am glad that Oprah is lending her talents to this worthy cause. I agree with Sean Penn that whatever coverage she can bring to this sad situation, is much needed. I hope the coverage that she brings to the plight of the people in Haiti will provide some kind of relief.

Oprah Winfrey toured an encampment for Haitians displaced by a massive 2010 earthquake under tight security Monday, with a local photographer detained for about 90 minutes as he tried to cover the event.

Winfrey, escorted by security guards, walked among the tents with the actor Sean Penn, who helped create an aid group that provides support to people who live in the encampment. Winfrey said Penn's efforts will be featured in an upcoming program on her Oprah Winfrey Network.

"This is part of the next chapter, going around the world to see interesting and fascinating cases of profound examples of what can be done to make a difference in the world," Winfrey told reporters at the encampment.

Penn said he welcomed the interest of "the world's most elegant woman" and expected it would help Haiti. The camp where his group works was built on a former country club golf course and has been home to thousands of people since the earthquake left much of the Haitian capital in ruins.

"Everybody who has spent time in Haiti knows how important it is for the world to see what is going on here. ... We really appreciate that she's here with us," Penn said.

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