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As World Cup continues, so do attacks against press in Brazil

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the Brazilian government to implement measures approved by the country’s Human Rights Secretariat to promote the safety of journalists covering protests currently taking place in various cities across Brazil. At least 19 Brazilian and international journalists were attacked in Brazil between June 12, the day the ongoing […]

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Brazilian editor murdered near Rio de Janeiro

The murder on Monday of a newspaper editor in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro may have been an attempt to silence the paper’s “combative” reporting, Brazilian police investigators said yesterday, according to media reports. José Roberto Ornelas de Lemos was shot 44 times while drinking at a local bar in Nova Iguaçu, the second-largest […]

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Brazilian journalist gunned down in front of his home

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Brazilian authorities to fully investigate last Saturday’s killing of journalist Rodrigo Neto de Faria. Neto de Faria, who worked for Radio Vanguarda and the daily Vale do Aço, was shot by unknown gunmen on Saturday, March 9 in front of his home in Ipatinga, a city in […]

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Prize-winning Brazilian journalist forced to leave home after threat

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Brazilian authorities to immediately investigate reports of death threats against award-winning investigative journalist Mauri König. According to the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji), König and his family were forced to leave their home in Curitiba, capital of the southern state of Paraná, and go into hiding […]

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