Dominican TV journalist receives death threats

Dominican TV journalist Nuria Piera said she received death threats after reporting about a senator that donated millions of dollars to the candidacy of the current President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, reported the newspaper Miami Herald. Since then, the journalist and her family have been protected by bodyguards.

In April, the International Press Institute reported harassment against the Dominican press for revealing corruption cases leading up to the presidential elections that took place May 20.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.