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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

Brazil

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

Brazil

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

Brazil

Local free newspaper owner fatally shot at home, witness’s testimony awaited

The motive for the fatal shooting of journalist and local free newspaper owner Wanderley dos Reis during an armed intrusion in his home in (...)

Published on 19 October 2010 Read

Brazil

Journalist’s convicted murderer openly dealing in drugs in Rio

Eliseu Felício de Souza, also known as “O Zeu,” a gang member who has been on the run for the past three years after being convicted for his role in (...)

Published on 10 August 2010 Read

Brazil

Court gags daily at the demand of a politician

A civil court has since 11 May banned daily newspaper Diário do Grande ABC from publishing any articles about a case implicating Luiz Marinho, the (...)

Published on 19 May 2010 Read

Brazil

French documentary maker faces a slew of law suits in a bid to censor his film

Reporters Without Borders today urged courts in a Brazilian state not to give way to pressure and endorse an act of censorship against a film by (...)

Published on 4 May 2010 Read

Brazil

Three military policemen get along jail terms for killing journalist in 2007

A São Paulo court has just struck a major blow against impunity by passing long jail sentences on four men, three of them members of the military (...)

Published on 29 March 2010 Read

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