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News team threatened

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 20 September 2009, a news team working for the daily "A Tarde" was threatened when it was covering a fire in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahía, northeastern Brazil.

Reporter Flávio Costa, photographer Fernando Amorim and the driver of their vehicle were attacked by six armed men who struck their car's windows to scare them away from the area. The men threatened to shoot them.

The incident took place nine days after an attack against police stations and public transport buses that followed the transfer of a renowned drug trafficker.

The journalists filed a formal complaint regarding the incident at the local police station.

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