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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brazilian Newspaper Owner Killed

From the Guardian's Roy Greenslade: a Brazilian newspaper owner has been found dead. Valerio Nascimento, known for his criticism of local officials, was assassinated on World Press Freedom Day. Mr. Greenslade notes that Mr. Nascimento is the third Brazilian journalist to be attacked this year. The first two were tv journalist Luciano Leitão Pedrosa and blogger Ricardo Gama.  Police are investigating Mr. Gama's case to see if what motiviated the assault on him.

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