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Gunmen open fire on El Nacional reporter Pedro Fernandez

Journalist unhurt in second attack in a week after reporting on city’s illegal drugs trade. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Pedro Fernandez, (...)

Published on 1 July 2014 Read

Dominican Republic

Two Dominican journalists arrested summarily during drug raids

Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the heavy-handed arrests of two journalists by drug police during separate operations in the past two (...)

Published on 24 June 2014 Read

Dominican Republic

Provincial newspaper reporter denounces plot to kill him

Pedro Fernández, the El Nacional newspaper’s correspondent in San Francisco de Macorís, capital of the northern department of Duarte, reported last (...)

Published on 13 January 2014 Read

Dominican Republic

Impunity wins out as suspect in journalist’s murder is freed on bail

Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at the release on bail of Fermín Marcelino Calderon (photo), one of those charged over the 2011 abduction (...)

Published on 5 December 2013 Read

Dominican Republic

Criminal defamation case against two journalists, parliament urged to decriminalize media offences

Two journalists are facing sentences of three months to a year in prison and fines of five to 500 times the minimum wage in a criminal defamation (...)

Published on 15 November 2012 Read

Dominican Republic

Court surprisingly acquits three men of murdering cameraman in 2008

Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that a court in the northern city of Santiago de los Caballeros has acquitted three men of the 2008 (...)

Published on 8 March 2012 Read

Dominican Republic

Journalist receives six-month sentence and harsh fine in defamation case

Johnny Alberto Salazar, head of the community radio station Vida FM and the online newspaper vidadominicana.com in Nagua has been sentenced to (...)

Published on 24 January 2012 Read

Dominican Republic

Police name journalist’s alleged killers, confirm reporting was motive

The Dominican police have named the people they think masterminded and carried out the 2 August abduction and murder of journalist José Agustín (...)

Published on 11 August 2011 Read

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