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By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Walgney Assis Carvalho, a photojournalist from the state of Minas Gerais, was shot at point-blank range by a hooded man as he exited a restaurant in the Ipatinga area last week. Carvalho is the fourth journalist believed to have been killed due to his profession so far this year.

Organizations that represent journalists and newspapers in Brazil and abroad expressed outrage over Carvalho’s shooting, which comes amid an increase of violence against reporters.

Last month, Rodrigo Neto, a radio host and columnist for the Ipatinga daily newspaper,

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