Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Bahamas
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Bahamas, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5675423.html [accessed 22 September 2014]|
Cameraman Lázaro Abreu and reporter Alberto Tavares, Miami-based journalists with the Telemundo network, and Osvaldo Duarte, a cameraman for Univisión's Channel 23 in Miami, were detained on February 7 by Nassau prison guards when they reported on a group of Cubans rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from an uninhabited Bahamian island. The Cuban refugees, found on the tiny Elbow Cay after surviving a journey that killed six others, were held at the Carmichael Detention Center in Nassau. Channel 23 reporter Mario Vallejo was pushed and punched by a guard when he called the station to report the journalists' detentions, Emilio Marrero, the station's news director, told CPJ. The journalists were held for several hours and released without charge, Marrero said.