Home of newspaper editor bombed in southern Brazil

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  • January 24, 2011

By Maira Magro

The house of Orley Antunes, editor of the Brazilian newspaper Morretes Notícia, was was the target of a bomb attack on Jan. 17 in the town of Morretes in the southern coastal state of Paraná, reported that same newspaper.

Antunes explained to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo that the door of his house was knocked down and a home-made bomb was thrown onto the staircase leading to second level. The explosion broke windows and left debris, but no one was injured.

“This is a political attack,” Antunes said in his blog that discusses problems in the city. “I think those who are involved are uncomfortable with the disclosures I do," said Antunes, as quoted by Morretes Notícia.

According to the newspaper, this is the third time a bomb has been thrown at Antunes' house. Jornal Floripa said the the attack was reported to local police.

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.