By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão newspaper for seventeen years, was gunned down in a bar in the state capital São Luís on Monday, April 23rd.
The murder of the journalist, who made his name writing on political corruption and contract killings, brings the number of journalists murdered in Brazil . . .