Macapá TV station target of arson attack
According to TV Marco Zero, the attackers told the employees that journalism should not get involved with politics. An employee of the Regional Electoral Court of Amapá, who prefers to remain anonymous, was also inside the building and was also reportedly treated violently. The three owners of TV Marco Zero are candidates in the 2010 elections.
The police of Amapá has opened an investigation. Officers from the technical-scientific police conducted an inspection and found that no property was taken.
In an interview with the website Terra, broadcaster Gilvan Barbosa said that he believes his program was the main target of what he called the "attack". He was not inside the building at the time of the incident, but he said that he has been receiving threats for 20 days, and that on 10 September, shortly before his program, he received a call asking him not to speak about politics.