Police in the Dominican Republic uncover plot to kill journalist

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  • September 19, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Authorities warned journalist Esteban Rosario that there was a plot against his life, Diario Libre reports. Several alleged killers would have received $25,000 for the reporters’ death.

Rosario hosts and produces a TV news show in Santiago, where he frequently reports on corruption and irregularities at the region’s public institutions, 7 Días explains.

According to Diario Digital, Rosario also reported the death threat to the Dominican Journalists’ Guild (CDP), which demanded increased protection for the reporter.

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.