"Silenced for Their Work: Journalists Are at Risk Throughout the World" - Abi Wright - IRE Journal

"Silenced for Their Work: Journalists Are at Risk Throughout the World" - Abi Wright - IRE Journal

by: Abi Wright | publication date: March 1, 2003 | Publication: IRE Journal | volume: 26 | journal issue: 2 | pages: 31

". . .Tim Lopes, 50, was a TV news reporter investigating a story about traffickers abusing drugs and minors in Brazil's favela, or slums. . .He was filming undercover when he was discovered to be a reporter. According to two suspects, Lopes was kidnapped, beaten, shot in the feet to keep him from escaping, and sentenced to death at a mock trial. . ."

Abi Wright discusses the risks journalists face while trying to get a story.

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