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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Rodrigo Neto, a Minas Gerais crime reporter has become the third journalist to be killed so far this year. The killing of the crime reporter from Ipatinga, is the latest in what watchdogs say is a deeply worrying spike in violence toward journalists.

Neto, who was married with one child and hosted a program on Radio Vanguarda and wrote a column for Ipatinga daily Vale do Aco, was shot by two gunmen . . .

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