Coalition in Defense of Journalism demands speed from Brazilian State and justice in murder of Dom Phillips

"In the two years since the murders of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira, the Coalition in Defense of Journalism, of which Abraji is a part, demands speedy justice and State action in the case and the growing violence against journalists and defenders of the environment. Dom Phillips, a British reporter, and Bruno Pereira, an Indigenous affairs expert, were murdered on June 5, 2022, in Vale do Javari, in Amazonas. Press organizations appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), of the Organization of American States (OAS), but the Brazilian State is slow to comply with the precautionary measures of the IACHR decision.

To address this issue, the Coalition held a press conference attended by Pedro Vaca Villarreal, special rapporteur on freedom of expression at the IACHR. At the press conference, which took place in Brasília this Wednesday [June 5], the organizations took stock of what has been done so far regarding the IACHR's precautionary measures. The document can be viewed at this link."

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