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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 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

Dominican Republic

TV host released after six days, but trial continues

TV presenter José Agustín “Gajo” Silvestre de los Santos, was released on bail of 100,000 pesos (2,600 euros) yesterday after six days in detention (...)

Published on 3 June 2011 Read

Dominican Republic

TV host wounded in shooting, motive still unknown

Journalists in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros are all worried for their safety today following yesterday’s attack on José Yordi Veras (...)

Published on 3 June 2010 Read

Dominican Republic

Controversy after broadcasting authority forces TV station off the air

Canal 53, a privately-owned TV station also known as Cibao TV Club that is based in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, was controversially (...)

Published on 31 March 2010 Read

Dominican Republic

Businessman accused of paying two men to murder cameraman 18 months ago

Jaime Flete García, a businessman based in the northern city of Santiago de los Caballeros, was charged on 12 January with hiring two men to (...)

Published on 14 January 2010 Read

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