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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 »

Brazilian bloggers will soon be able to join Yahoo! Contributors Network

Yahoo! Vice President Luke Beatty announced the search engine's still nascent Yahoo! Contributor Network, a freelance collaborative news network, was coming to Brazil, IDG Now! reported. Read more »

UNESCO demands justice for killing of Brazilian radio journalist in Amazon

The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, condemned the killing of Brazilian journalist Valderlei Canuto Leandro, who was shot eight times by unidentified men on Sept. 1 in the city of Tabatinga, in the Amazons, UNESCO reported on Sunday, Oct. 2. Read more »

Mexico and Brazil win Emmys for best investigative reporting and TV journalism

The documentary "Presumed Guilty," which details the shortcomings of the Mexican judicial system, won an Emmy for best investigative journalism, reported CNN México. Read more »

Brazilian police reporter's questions get her kicked out of city hall

Fátima Souza, a Brazilian police reporter for Rede Record, was expelled from an interview with a municipal leader in Franco da Rocha in the state of São Paulo on Saturday, Sept. 24. Read more »

Brazilian website owner sentenced to pay damages to inspector general

Brazilian journalist Marcos Antônio Moreira, owner of Super Site Good, was ordered to pay damages of over $12,000 (BR$ 21,800) to the ex-inspector general of justice for the state of Mato Grosso, Orlando Perri, reported MidiaNews. Read more »

Brazilian journalist injured covering protests in West Bank

Guilherme Russo, Middle East special correspondent for the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, was injured while covering confrontations between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the refugee camp Qalandiya, located between Ramallah and Jerusalem, on Friday, Sept. 23, the newspaper reported. Read more »


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