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Brazilian journalist murdered, daughter of Honduran TV commentator killed in tragic week for press in Latin America

Brazilian radio director and producer Jose Givonaldo Vieira was killed by unidentified gunmen on 14 December in Bezerros, in northeastern Pernambuco state, according to reports. Vieira owned the newspaper Folha do Agreste and hosted a cultural program on Rádio Bezerros FM, a station operated by the paper, media reports said. Three men intercepted Vieira’s car […]

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Brazilian crime reporter killed in revenge for reporting on robbery

Crime reporter Francisco Gomes de Medeiros was killed on Monday 18 October when he was gunned down outside his home by an assailant on a motorcycle. Radio journalist and popular blogger Medeiros – who went by the pseudonym F. Gomes – was shot five times in the city of Caico, north-western Brazil at around 9.p.m […]

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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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