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Federal police agent threatens Brazilian journalist

Brazilian journalist Everaldo Fogaça was threatened by the head of the Federal Police, Eduardo Brun de Souza, according to the newspaper O Globo. Fogaça was testifying at police headquarters after being indicted for publishing on his news site the manifesto from a student group on strike at the Federal University of Rondônia. Read more »

Photos of police attack at gay pride parade land Brazilian journalist in jail

A Brazilian photographer was arrested after refusing to delete photos of police attacking two young people participating in a gay pride parade on Oct. 16, in the city of Itabuna, Bahia, reported the newspaper Correio 24 horas. Read more »

Brazilian long-time columnist stabbed to death

Carlos Curcio, a columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Jornal Cidade, was found dead on the morning of Oct. 13, in his apartment in Rio Claro, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, reported the website Terra. Read more »

Brazilian TV host fired after interviewing local delegate

Brazilian television journalist Paulo Benito lost his contract with SBT affiliate TV Allamanda in the state of Rondônia on Oct. 6, after he was accused of "merchandising" for a politician, according to the website Gazeta de Rondônia. Read more »

Journalist attacked after reporting on slave labor in Brazil

On Oct. 9, Brazilian journalist Antonio Carlos Ferrari was attacked and threatened at an event at the Itaporã city hall in the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul after reporting on a local family accused of maintaining slave labor, according to the website Dourado News. Read more »

TV news segment canceled following threats from soccer fan club in Brazil

A Brazilian news team investigating an attack by a soccer fan club on a player found themselves the target of violence by the same club on Oct. 12, reported the sports newspaper UOL Esporte. Read more »

Brazilian military hindered reporters from filming in slums outside Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian military hindered camera crews from filming in the Complexo do Alemão, a collection of 13 slums, or favelas, outside Rio de Janeiro, on Oct. 3, reported the website Consciê The favelas have been occupied by the military since November 2010, after a series of attacks orchestrated by drug traffickers. Read more »

Community radio reporter becomes 2nd Brazilian journalist attacked in same week

On the evening of Oct. 3, Brazilian journalist Francisco Cidimar Ferreira Sombra was attacked and gunmen fired several shots at his home in the city of Russas in the northeastern state of Ceará, reported Ceará Agora. The shots narrowly missed the room where the journalist's son sleeps. Read more »

Bullets riddle Brazilian investigative reporter's car

Gunmen fired six shots into the car of Brazilian reporter Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the city of Toledo in the southern state of Paraná, reported the website O Paraná. The car was parked outside the reporter's home. No one was in the car during the attack. Read more »


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