Editor shot in Dominican Republic, Police hired to kill(Update)

Guardian.co.uk report today that Dominican Republic journalist Francisco Frías, editor of Cabrera FM and the digital newspaper Prensa Libre Nagua, was shot by police while covering a funeral.

Frías, who took bullets to the stomach and an eye, had previously been threatened by a police captain while covering a conflict over land.

There have already been eight reports of violence against journalists in the country in 2011, with the majority perpetrated by the authorities.

Source: Knight Centre

 

Read also: Prestigous Dominican newspaper ClaveDigital closed, hope they can protect the editor from being killed. ClaveDigital was owned by the "Cap Cana" Hazoury brothers and partly financed by the American Embassy.

 

Who is safe in the Dominican Republic?

Dominican Police hired to kill, Many personalities on the list, biggest newspaper Listin reports

 

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