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Critical journalist attacked in northeast Brazil

On July 14, journalist Fábio Roberto was attacked as he left the offices of Radio Bahiana in Ilhéus, Bahia, where he hosts an opinion show on which he often airs corruption allegations, Vi o Mundo reports.

The journalist told the site O Recôncavo that the attack was not a robbery, as they did not take his new backpack or any of his gear. According to Polícia e Política, a man hit Roberto in the back of the head with a stick and fled without taking anything.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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