DR journalist attacked, reason unknown

The producer and presenter of a discussion program in Santiago, Dominican Republic, was shot and seriously wounded June 2.

Dominican Republic TV host wounded in shooting, motive still unknown

As the brief article explains, the reason for the attack is not yet clear.

Crusading journalists in the DR have regularly come under physical attack.

Just last month, a camera crew recording material for a story on corruption in the national lottery were shot at when the crew was filming what appeared to be improper use of government vehicles.

Of course, violence is pretty common in the DR, as are gun-related incidents. Despite the images of tranquil sandy beaches and tropical forests, the exhibition and use of guns in the DR makes Texas and Virginia look like Sweden.

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