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Journalist caught in gunfire

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 27 November 2009, Pamela Martin, a reporter for RBS TV, was shot in the leg while she was working on a report about illegal fishing in Bocaína do Sul, in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. At the time of the incident, Martin and her camera operator were in a boat along with three police officers.

According to information released by RBS, the shots were fired at the boat with the aim of hitting both the police and the journalists. The police shot back.

After the shootout, the reporter and a police officer who was also wounded were admitted to a hospital. The police are investigating the case.

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