Two assailants burst into the studio of Radio Liberdade FM in Camocim and fired three shots at Gleydson Carvalho before fleeing. The journalist died en-route to a nearby hospital. "Today, in a tragic and unnecessary way, one of the most important voices in our region was silenced," the Camocim Municipal Government said in a statement.

Carvalho had received numerous threats in response to his reports about political corruption. In May, following the murders of two journalists in less than a week, the National Association of Newspapers denounced a 'climate of impunity' in Brazil that fosters repeated violations of freedom of expression.

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