In Brazil, football has taken a hit, but not as much as press freedom
[…] A total of 21 journalists have been murdered in Brazil since 2004, 12 of them in the past three years. They were usually gunned down on the street and in many cases because they had been investigating corruption, drug trafficking or conflicts of interest […]
According to RWB’s tally, there have been at least 54 physical attacks on journalists since the start of the year. In February, a journalist was fatally injured in clashes between police and protesters for the first time since the start of the protests against the World Cup. The victim was cameraman Santiago Ilídio Andrade, who was covering rioting in Rio for Bandeirantes TV.
Two other journalists – Pedro Palma and José Lacerda da Silva – were gunned down in cold blood the same month. Brazil is facing an emergency – its failure to protect journalists […]
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