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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


Shooting attack on outspoken Rio blogger, reprisal suspected

Reporters Without Borders urges investigators to actively explore the possibility that yesterday’s nearly fatal shooting attack on blogger Ricardo (...)

Published on 24 March 2011 Read


Local courts allow multiple lawsuits to be used to censor journalists

Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the way some local courts permit the use of multiple lawsuits and other abusive judicial procedures to (...)

Published on 25 February 2011 Read


Convicted trafficker alleged to have ordered journalist’s murder from inside prison

Radio presenter Francisco Gomes de Medeiros’ murder on 18 October in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte was carried out on the orders (...)

Published on 6 December 2010 Read


One journalist wounded, another’s killer arrested in Rio military operation

A Reuters photographer sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and one of the fugitive murderers of TV Globo reporter Tim Lopes was arrested (...)

Published on 30 November 2010 Read


Police rule out work-related motive in journalist’s murder in Rio de Janeiro province

Reporters Without Borders notes that the police claim to have arrested the person who fatally shot journalist José Rubem Pontes de Souza on the (...)

Published on 9 November 2010 Read

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