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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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One year after journalist killing on Brazil’s border, no justice in sight

One year ago, to the day, in the small town of Ponta Porã along Brazil’s border with Paraguay, two motorcycle-bound assailants pulled up next to journalist Paulo Roberto Carlos Rodrigues, known as Paulo Rocaro, and fired a deadly round of at least 12 bullets.  Two months later, in the centre of the same town, a […]

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Brazilian journalist shot and killed

Brazilian journalist Valerio Luiz de Oliveira was killed by an attacker on July 5, as he was leaving the headquarters of Radio 820 AM in Goinania, Brazil. According to local newspaper, Diário da Manhã, a motorcycle pulled up to Luiz’s car as he was leaving the station and fired seven shots into the driver’s side […]

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