Brazilian broadcast journalist Luciano Pedrosa, 46, was killed on Saturday in Vitoria de Santo Antao in Brazil, according to reports.
Pedrosa, who worked for Metro FM and as a presenter on Vitoria TV, covered crime and news about local authorities, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and local news reports. He had received regular death threats, but had not filed a complaint, reports say. Pedrosa was in a restaurant in the eastern Brazilian town when he was shot by a gunman, who then fled on a motorcycle with an accomplice.
Pedrosa was buried yesterday, reports say.
It is not clear who killed Pedrosa, or why. On Monday, police released a computer-generated sketch of the accomplice who drove the get-away vehicle, and said they were investigating the possibility that this was a commissioned killing, according to a report on the news website journaldiadia.com.br.
“We urge the authorities to continue their investigations until those behind this killing are brought to justice,” said IPI Press Freedom Manager Anthony Mills. “Those who threaten and kill journalists cannot be allowed to escape.”