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IPI condemns murders of journalists in Peru, Brazil

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the murders of Peruvian radio journalist Julio César Castillo and Brazilian newspaper owner Valerio Nascimento, who were both gunned down in their countries Tuesday in separate incidents. Castillo was shot to death in Virú on the northwest coast of Peru when four unidentified men stormed the restaurant where […]

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Journalist killed in Brazil

A journalist has been gunned down in Brazil’s west-central state of Mato Grosso, the fourth to be killed in the country for his work this year, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch. Local news reported that police said Auro Ida was gunned down on 22 July as he left his girlfriend’s home. […]

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Brazilian reporter gunned down

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined calls on Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the shooting death of a Brazilian radio journalist early this month. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported yesterday that Valderlei Canuto Leandro, 32, and host of the show “Sinal Verde” (Green Signal) on Radio Frontera, was killed on […]

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Brazilian cameraman killed while covering police operation

A Brazilian cameraman was shot dead on Sunday, 6 November, while covering an anti-drug-trafficking operation in Rio de Janeiro. Gelson Domingos da Silva, who worked for TV Bandeirantes, was hit in the chest by a rifle round in the Antares favela. Although he was wearing a bullet-proof vest, he died on his way to the […]

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