Brazilian journalist Jackson Silva survives shooting in the northern state of Pará…
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The journalist's wife and 2 children were also at the scene of the shooting, but were not injured
"Brazilian authorities should ensure a swift and thorough investigation into the attempted murder of journalist Jackson Silva, and determine whether the attack was related to his work." @CPJAmericas' @nsouthwick…
"Until those responsible for this attack [on journalist Jackson Silva] are identified and face justice, this will just be one more example of impunity in crimes against journalists, fueling a cycle of violence against the Brazilian press." @nsouthwick…

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