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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: José Carlos Mesquita

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: José Carlos Mesquita, January 1999, available at: [accessed 18 November 2017]
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TV Ouro Verde
March 10, 1998, in Ouro Preto do Oeste, Brazil

Mesquita, host of a news program on TV Ouro Verde, was murdered in Ouro Preto do Oeste, Rondonia State, by three unidentified gunmen. He had just finished recording "Espaço Aberto," a program that featured politically sensitive topics, such as the safety of public transportation. Local journalists are convinced he was killed in retaliation for his work.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
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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