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Radio journalist assaulted by skinheads following broadcasts on social diversity

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 16 September 2007, a group of women assaulted journalist Cora Cadena, the hostess of the programme "Transgresor Jatarishun" on Radio Luna, a station based in Quito, capital city of Ecuador.

The assailants belong to the neo-Nazi group "cabezas rapadas" ("shaved heads"), which opposes social and ethnical diversity, issues regularly discussed on Cadena's programme.

The journalist was attacked at the entrance to the building in which the station's offices are located, a few minutes before the scheduled commencement of her programme. According to her testimony, she was kicked and punched in several parts of her body.

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