A black weekend for journalism in South America.
1) In Brazil yesterday, popular radio journalist on political matters and strong critic of local politicians, Mafaldo Bezerra Gois, was shot dead on his way from work in the town Ceará. He had recently received death threats and reported them to local police
2) In Peru this afternoon, photo journalist Luis Choy was shot dead outside his home. According to initial police reports, Choy got into his car, was approached by a lone man, he got out of his car and approached him, and was promptly shot in the head and chest by the person who then made off without stealing any of his belongings. Choy was pronounced DOA at hospital and leaves behind a 10 year old daughter, who he cared for as a single parent.