RSF expresses alarm after two journalists killed in Brazil

  • Source: RSF
  • April 17, 2021

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the extremely tense climate for journalists in Brazil after a series of press freedom violations in recent weeks, including the murders of two journalists. The authorities must punish those responsible and protect media personnel throughout the country, RSF says.


Weverton Rabelo Fróes, 32, a radio show host and humourist nicknamed Toninho Locutor, was gunned down in Planaltino, a small town 300 km west of the state capital, Salvador, on 4 April.


José Bonfim Pitangueiras, 43, a producer with TV Record, one of Brazil’s leading TV channels, was mown down on a Salvador street on 9 April by shots fired by gunmen in a car that then drove away."


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