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Motive unclear after journalist is shot dead in Bahia

After a year marked by the deaths of five journalists, three clearly linked to their work, the Brazilian press has already suffered its first (...)

Published on 4 January 2012 Read


Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety

Gelson Domingos da Silva, a cameraman with the radio and TV group Rede Bandeirantes, home of the television station of the same name, was fatally (...)

Published on 7 November 2011 Read


Favela reporters censored by army, wave of attacks on regional journalists

The army’s attempts to “pacify” and secure Brazil’s favelas and crack down on their drug traffickers before the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 (...)

Published on 19 October 2011 Read


Concern that investigation could stall in Amazonian border journalist’s murder

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about apparent foot-dragging in the investigation into the radio journalist Vanderlei “Wanderley” Canuto (...)

Published on 13 September 2011 Read


Mato Grosso journalist gunned down, crime of passion theory disputed

Auro Ida, a renowned political journalist in the west-central state of Mato Grosso and editor of the Midianews website, was gunned down in Cuiabá, (...)

Published on 25 July 2011 Read


Local blogger and politician gunned down in Rio Grande do Norte, motive unclear

Ednaldo Figueira, a blogger, politician and owner of the local newspaper O Serrano, was gunned down on 15 June in Serra do Mel, a town in the (...)

Published on 23 June 2011 Read


Another journalist gunned down in less than a month

Valério Nascimento, a journalist involved in local politics, was gunned down yesterday at the entrance to his home in Rio Claro, in the state of (...)

Published on 4 May 2011 Read


Little progress in investigation into fatal shooting of journalist in northeast

Reporters Without Borders urges police investigating the 9 April murder of radio and TV broadcaster Luciano Leitão Pedrosa in Vitória de Santo (...)

Published on 22 April 2011 Read

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