PPF condemns threats against reporter in Brazil

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over threats to reporter of Roma News Portal.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Brazilian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold the officers involved in threatening a journalist.

According to Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), the journalist, whose identity was not disclosed for security reasons was threatened by the officers of Military Police of Para while covering the match between Paysandu and Atlético-GO.

On November 24, while the reporter was taking views of the supporters about the match, the officers threatened him to stop covering the event, else they will shoot him with a rubber bullet.

The News Portal is still figuring out what steps to take in the case as a formal complaint will reveal reporter’s identification and incite the reprisals.

The statement of Military Police of Pará stated that, “the Battalion Police connected to the Specialized Police Command has already taken notice of the incident.”