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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Joao Alberto Ferreira Souto

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Joao Alberto Ferreira Souto, January 1995, available at: [accessed 24 October 2016]
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Jornal do Estado
February 19, 1994, in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil

Souto, owner of Jornal do Estado in Vitória da Conquista, was shot dead by a group of men who ambushed him when he arrived home. He was an outspoken critic of politicians and government officials.

Job:Publisher / Owner
Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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