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Journalist Roberto Gomes Barbosa assaulted after reporting on irregularities in actions of mayor's office

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 12 February 2009, TV Liberal and Radio Continental journalist Roberto Gomes Barbosa reported that he was assaulted by Marcos Soares, a Government Secretariat official in the Campos de Goytacazes mayor's office, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The assault took place at the Radio Continental premises after Gomes Barbosa broadcast a report about irregularities in the licensing of a radio station and the inappropriate use of some media outlets by the mayor's office.

Barbosa filed a complaint at the local police station and asked for protection.

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