Dominican Republic

2007

Case   |   Dominican Republic

Police beat and threaten journalist

November 24, 2007 
Posted January 10, 2008

Noel Encarnación, Freelance, Despierta Ocoa
ATTACKED, THREATENED

Police attacked and threatened Encarnación, a freelance photographer and reporter for the radio news show "Despierta Ocoa" (Wake up Ocoa) on local state-owned radio Maniel FM, after he photographed victims of Hurricane Noel in the province of San José de Ocoa in central Dominican Republic, the reporter told CPJ.  
November 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Dominican Republic

Journalist threatened after corruption report

JUNE 11, 2007
Posted June 26, 2007

Erica Guzmán, Hoy and Radio Popular
THREATENED

Guzmán, correspondent in the eastern city of Samaná for the national daily Hoy and the national station Radio Popular, told CPJ that her daughter received two anonymous calls threatening the journalist and her family with death after she reported on a local corruption scandal.
June 11, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Dominican Republic

Dominican court sentences man to 30 years in journalist’s murderer

New York, May 3, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday’s decision by a Dominican court to sentence a gang leader to 30 years in prison for the 2004 murder of local journalist Juan Emilio Andújar Matos.

A court in Azua also ordered Vladimir Pujols, leader of the drug trafficking gang “Los Sayayines,” to pay 1,300,000 pesos (US$40,945) to radio reporter Jorge Luis Sención, who witnessed the attack and was shot during a second ambush. Pujols’ lawyers told local reporters that he would appeal his conviction, according to Dominican press reports.
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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