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Media owner shot to death in northeastern Brazil

December 15, 2009 4:25 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2009—Unidentified assailants shot and killed Brazilian media owner and radio host José Givonaldo Vieira on Monday morning in northeastern Pernambuco state, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Brazilian authorities...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Brazil

February 5, 2007 11:41 AM ET

Versão em português Although freedom of expression is enshrined in Brazil's 1988 constitution, journalists' ability to cover the news was impeded by judges whose legal interpretations effectively restricted the press. During the run-up to the October 1 general election, electoral...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Brasilversão Em Inglês

February 5, 2007 1:00 AM ET

BRASIL Versão em inglês Embora a liberdade de expressão esteja sacramentada na Constituição brasileira de 1988, a capacidade dos jornalistas de cobrirem as notícias foi limitada por juizes cujas interpretações legais restringiram efetivamente a imprensa. Durante a disputa para...

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Radio Rage in Brazil

October 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Carlos Lauría and Sauro González Rodríguez Political influence permeates radio news in Brasil's remote northeast. Radio hosts and independent journalism are its victims....

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Brazil

March 14, 2005 11:42 AM ET

Brazil A proposed bill to regulate the press, as well as the attempted expulsion of a New York Times correspondent, highlighted the growing tension between the Brazilian media and the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as...

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April 29, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 29, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed that two Brazilian radio journalists known for their coverage of corruption and crime were killed last week in remote regions. On April 24, radio host José Carlos Araújo...

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José Carlos Araújo

April 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Radio host Araújo was killed in the town of Timbaúba, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the state capital of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. Two unidentified gunmen ambushed and shot Araújo around 7:30 p.m. outside his home...

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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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Nicanor Linhares Batista

June 30, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Nicanor, radio host and owner of Rádio Vale do Jaguaribe, based in the city of Limoeiro do Norte, in the northeastern state of Ceará, was killed by at least two unidentified gunmen at around 8 p.m. while he was recording...

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