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Remains of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous activist Bruno Pereira, shot to death in the Brazilian Amazon, identified

"Forensic analysis confirmed on Sat. June 18, that the second body found on Wed. June 15 in the Amazon is that of Bruno Pereira, a 41-year-old father of three children. The day before, British journalist Dom Phillips, 57, a contributor to The Guardian newspaper who had been living in Brazil for 15 years, was identified. […]

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Brazilian organizations express indignation and deep sorrow for the murder of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira in the Amazon

"The undersigned organizations call on Brazilian society to express deep indignation and sadness at the confirmation of the deaths of Indian affairs expert Bruno Araújo Pereira and British foreign correspondent Dom Phillips, in Vale do Javari, Amazonas, whose bodies are undergoing expert analysis. [...] On Wed., June 15, the president of Brazil preferred to spend […]

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Brazil police find two bodies in search for missing journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira

"Police in the Brazilian Amazon have found the bodies of two men in the area close to where British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira went missing 10 days ago. At a press briefing late on Wednesday, regional police chief Eduardo Fontes said one of the two men arrested in connection with the […]

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Brazil: São Paulo residents threaten photojournalist Caio Castor, try to enter residence

"Around 6:30 p.m. on May 28, a group of about 15 people gathered in front of the building where freelance photojournalist Caio Castor lives with his family in the city of São Paulo, attempted to enter the building, and threatened to “break everything” in his apartment, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke […]

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Abraji and OCCRP join forces to launch Aleph tool in Brazil

"A tool created by OCCRP, an international consortium of investigative journalism, Aleph groups more than 500 databases that can be cross-referenced. (...) Entitled "project_abraji", the Aleph directory created as a result of the partnership groups a series of data from Brazil, among them those related to beneficiaries of Emergency Aid and Bolsa Família; aircraft owners, […]

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Brazil: President Bolsonaro is ordered to pay R$100,000 [USD 20,400] for attacks on journalists

"On National Press Freedom Day, Judge Tamara Hochgreb Matos, from the 24th Civil Court of the city of São Paulo, sentenced President Jair Bolsonaro to pay R$100,000 [USD 20,400] as compensation for collective moral damage to journalists. This ruling can be appealed. The sentence stems from a public civil action filed against Bolsonaro on April […]

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Dom Phillips: editors around world urge Bolsonaro to do more to find missing journalist

"Editors and journalists from some of the world’s biggest news organisations have written to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, to ask that he “urgently step up and fully resource the effort” to find missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira. Led by the Guardian and the Washington Post, two newspapers for […]

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Correspondents and friends of missing journalist Dom Phillips make appeal in letter: 'We refuse to give up hope'

"More than 40 international correspondents and friends of British journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing in the Amazon on Sunday in the company of Indigenous issues expert Bruno Araújo Pereira, sent GLOBO a letter in which they say they refuse to give up hope that the pair will be found safe and sound. The group […]

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English journalist and threatened Indigenist are missing in the Amazon

"Indigenist Bruno Araújo Pereira, from the National Indian Foundation (Funai), and English journalist Dom Phillips, a contributor to The Guardian newspaper, disappeared in Vale do Javari, in the Amazon, while traveling between the Ribeirinha São Rafael community to the city of Atalaia do Norte. The information was confirmed to GLOBO by the Union of Indigenous […]