IFJ Condemns Killing of Brazilian Photojournalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the killing of freelance Brazlian photojournalist Róbson Barbosa Bezerra who was shot on 8 February as he returned to his home in the suburbs of Río de Janeiro. Barbosa Bezerra had been receiving threats and it is believed he was killed in connection with his work.

The IFJ is backing its Brazilian affiliate FENAJ and its regional organisation, the Federation of Latin American and Caribbean Journalists (FEPALC), who have expressed their solidarity with their Brazilian colleagues and called for an end to violence again journalists in Brazil.

To read a statement from FEPALC in Spanish, click here http://www.ifj.org/default.asp?Index=4631&Language=ES.