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Fourth Brazilian journalist killed this year

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Brazilian authorities to fully investigate last Sunday’s killing of photojournalist Walgney Assis Carvalho. According to the news website, Assis, who worked as a freelancer for the newspaper Vale de Arco, was shot while sitting in a fish restaurant in the town of Coronel Fabriciano, in the […]

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More than a dozen journalists attacked during Brazil social protests

At least 15 journalists have reportedly been physically attacked, injured, or detained over the past two weeks while covering anti-government protests in Brazil that grew out of anger over fare increases on public transportation. The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Brazilian security forces to guarantee the safety of reporters covering the protests and […]

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Radio director gunned down in Brazil

A radio director was killed and a radio employee wounded after a gunmen stormed their station in Brazil’s Rondônia state on Saturday. Claudio Moleiro de Souza is the sixth journalist to be killed in Brazil this year, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch. That statistic makes Latin America’s largest country not only the region’s […]

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Brazilian cameraman covering protests declared dead

The International Press Institute is saddened by the passing of award-winning Brazilian video journalist, Santiago Andrade, on Feb. 10. Andrade, 49, was declared brain dead after being hit in the head by an explosive device as he was covering street protests in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 6. The device, described as a firecracker, had […]

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