New York, July 27, 2011--Veteran political reporter Auro Ida was shot and killed on Friday in the city of Cuiabá in the central west state of Mato Grosso, according to the local
. The well-known journalist had served as the city government's press
secretary, was a founder of the news site Midianews, and wrote an opinion
column for another news website, Olhar Direto. The Committee to Protect
Journalists called on Brazilian authorities today to thoroughly investigate his
murder and bring those responsible to justice.