Luís Manuel Medina
Duo Shot Dead In Dominican Republic During Facebook Live Stream
By Nick Visser
Two radio journalists were shot dead in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday during a live broadcast streaming on Facebook, according to local media reports.
Luís Manuel Medina, a radio presenter at the station 103.5 HICC, and Leo Martinez, a producer and director, were killed in the attack. A secretary, Dayaba Garcia, was injured and had to undergo emergency surgery, according to the Guardian.
The outlet reports three men were arrested in the city of San Pedro de Macorís, about 50 miles from the capital, Santo Domingo. They have not yet been charged.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has only documented the murder of three reporters in the Dominican Republic since it began tracking such statistics in 1992. But journalists have faced harassment and death threats in recent years for their work. Four people said they were threatened after writing about an immigration debate in 2015. Government officials opened an investigation into the harassment, but no one was charged.
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Source: The Huffington Post
From The G-Man salutes the courage of the slain journalists and offers condolences to their families, friends and colleagues. May they forever rest in peace.