Tim Lopes

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Brazilian jury convicts suspected drug lord in Lopes murder

May 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s conviction of a suspected drug lord in the brutal 2002 slaying of Brazilian investigative reporter Tim Lopes. A jury in Rio de Janeiro also sentenced the defendant, Elias Pereira...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Brazil

March 11, 2004 12:06 PM ET

Although Brazilian media outlets generally operate in a free environment, they have increasingly been targeted with defamation lawsuits that seek to silence them. Judicial interference and censorship, under the guise of protecting privacy and honor, continues unabated....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Americas Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Economic and political turmoil throughout Latin America in 2002 had profound implications for the region's press. Sharp decreases in advertising revenue bankrupted many media outlets, while the failure to consolidate democratic reforms left the media vulnerable to legal and physical...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Brazil

March 31, 2003 12:09 PM ET

Workers Party (PT) candidate and former labor leader Luiz Inácio da Silva, known as Lula, won presidential elections in October, defeating the ruling coalition's candidate by a wide margin and becoming Brazil's first president not to come from the country's...

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On Assignment: Covering Conflicts Safely

February 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Guide for reporting in hazardous situations....

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Newspaper publisher killed

October 1, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2002—Brazilian journalist Domingos Sávio Brandão Lima Júnior was murdered yesterday afternoon. Brandão was the owner, publisher, and a columnist of the daily Folha do Estado, which is based in the city of Cuiabá, in the central...

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Police arrest suspect in journalist's murder

September 20, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 20, 2002—Brazilian police yesterday captured a local drug trafficker who was the leading suspect in the disappearance and murder of prominent journalist Tim Lopes. Elias Pereira da Silva, also known as Elias the Madman, was apprehended in...

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CPJ saddened by journalist's murder

June 10, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply saddened by the murder of journalist Tim Lopes, whose death was officially confirmed by the Rio de Janeiro police yesterday, June 9.

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Investigative reporter missing

June 5, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the June 2 disappearance of Tim Lopes, an investigative reporter with TV Globo in Brazil. According to news reports, he was last seen on assignment in the...

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Tim Lopes

June 3, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Lopes, an award-winning investigative reporter with TV Globo, was brutally murdered by drug traffickers. He had disappeared several days earlier while working on assignment in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro in a favela, an impoverished community that sits on...

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