Journalists Killed  |  Brazil

Joao Alberto Ferreira Souto

Jornal do Estado

February 19, 1994, in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil

Souto, owner of Jornal do Estado in Vitória da Conquista, was shot dead by a group of men who ambushed him when he arrived home. He was an outspoken critic of politicians and government officials.


Medium: Print

Job: Publisher / Owner

Beats Covered: Corruption, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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