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Director-General denounces murder of journalists Ueliton Bayer Brizon and Jefferson Pureza Lopes in Brazil

26 January 2018The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called for an investigation into the killing of two journalists in separate incidents in Brazil last week: online journalist Ueliton Bayer Brizon, shot in the State of Rondônia on 16 January, and Jefferson Pureza Lopes, assassinated on 17 January in the state of Goiás. “I condemn the murder of Jefferson Pureza Lopes and Ueliton Bayer Brizon,” said the Director-General. “Independent media play an indispensable role in fostering transparency, accountability and rule of law. It is therefore essential that these two tragic murders be…

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