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Brazilian reporter brutally executed

Outspoken and controversial political journalist Mário Randolfo Marques Lopes was kidnapped with his girlfriend, Maria Aparecida Guimarães, and ruthlessly executed yesterday at point blank range in Barra do Piraí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lopes and his girlfriend were seized Wednesday, reportedly by three men, who held the couple for 22 hours before taking them to […]

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Deadly trends for journalists in 2011; 103 killed

In 2011, 12-31  journalists were killed because of their work, according to the International Press Institute (IPI) Death Watch. Reporters and cameramen faced a range of threats. Some were in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the job when natural disaster struck or bombs exploded. But almost all of the journalists killed in […]

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Journalist slain in Brazil

Brazilian broadcast journalist Luciano Pedrosa, 46, was killed on Saturday in Vitoria de Santo Antao in Brazil, according to reports. Pedrosa, who worked for Metro FM and as a presenter on Vitoria TV, covered crime and news about local authorities, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and local news reports. He had received regular […]

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IPI calls for Brazilian law allowing for journalist’s expulsion to be amended

The New York Times, on 9 May, published an article by its correspondent Larry Rohter titled, “Brazilian Leader’s Tippling Becomes National Concern.” President Lula da Silva later instructed the Justice Ministry to revoke Rohter’s visa under an immigration law allowing a visa to be revoked if the foreigner’s stay is considered “inconvenient.” Although the planned […]

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