Brazil: one of the most dangerous places to work as a journalist
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Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Neto de Faria was shot in the streets of Ipatinga, in south-east Brazil earlier this month, and later died from his injuries. Neto hosted a radio programme about police corruption and organized crime, and had already received death threats. He was the third journalist to be killed in Brazil this year alone, making it one of the most dangerous countries to those working in the press. Carlos Lauría is the senior coordinator with the Americas Program at Committee to Protect Journalists in New York. He speaks about Neto's untimely death and the dangers of working as an investigative journalist in Brazil.