DIA MUNDIAL DA LIBERDADE DE IMPRENSA – PARTE II …

DIA MUNDIAL DA LIBERDADE DE IMPRENSA – PARTE II

Relatório 2004 do Reporters Without Borders dá conta de que…



# Since Luiz Ignácio “Lula” da Silva became president, the press freedom situation has remained satisfactory overall. Even so, some serious violations have occurred, including the murder of two journalists. Two more journalists were killed in the course of their work in 2003, after Tim Lopes and Sávio Brandão in 2002. Like them, photographer Luiz Antônio Costa was murdered by criminals. Although it was not a gangland-style killing, it showed that the media too are victims of the violence endemic in the country’s big cities. In 2002 a campaign by the Brazilian media was probably responsible for the arrest of Tim Lopes’ killers, who were highly-organised gangsters. These efforts must be continued to force the authorities to ensure justice is done in similar cases.

[ Dica de CJ Tognolli, por email ].

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