Radio host killed during live broadcast

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.06 - 2023 7:31 AM CET

Radio host killed during live broadcast.

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In a shocking incident, a local radio host was fatally assaulted while on air in the Dominican Republic.

The host, identified as Luis Manuel Medina, was presenting his daily show at 103.5 HICC FM in San Pedro de Macorís when unidentified assailants entered the studio and opened fire.

This is reported by CNN.

The attack, which was partially captured on a Facebook Live stream, also injured the station's secretary. The director of the station, Leonidas Martinez, was found dead in an adjacent office.

The motives behind the attack remain unclear, and authorities are investigating the incident, which has sent ripples of fear through the media community.

Medina was known for his firm stance on local issues and his candid commentary, which some speculate could have played a role in the attack.

The Dominican Republic's journalists' union has condemned the killings, calling for a thorough investigation to bring those responsible to justice.

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This tragic event has highlighted the dangers journalists face worldwide, with the Committee to Protect Journalists reporting numerous cases of attacks on media workers.

The international community has been urged to stand in solidarity with journalists in the Dominican Republic as they face this grave threat to their safety and freedom of expression.

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