Robson Giorno

The founder of Jornal O Maricá, a news website based in the coastal town of Maricá in Rio de Janeiro was shot dead outside his home by unidentified gunmen who knocked on his door and shot him six times from their car, according to media reports.

Giorno covered local news and politics, often reportedly denouncing corruption. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) quoted one of Giomo’s friends as saying that the journalist had received threats and bought a bullet-proof car, days before his killing.