Journalists suffer aggression and difficulty in accessing information in the Dominican Republic

"Freedom of the press in the Dominican Republic has been tarnished by the recent aggression suffered by journalists and by the obstacles they have in accessing public information, as the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) denounced on April 20th in its preliminary report.

The IAPA described that police agents repressed and stripped reporters from Listín Diario and the CDN news channel of their work equipment, when they accompanied Pablo Ulloa, Ombudsman, to check the situation at the dog track.

There are also reports of episodes of attacks from civilians or obstacles to journalistic practice, especially in the coverage of trials for corruption cases, according to the document that will be submitted for approval at the next bi-yearly meeting."

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