Brazilian Radio Journalist Killed During Live Broadcast
The well-known journalist was known for denouncing political corruption.
Gleydson Carvalho was a dogged journalist who had received death threats on Facebook.
Carvalho, police said, was in the middle of his broadcast in Camocim, in the state of Ceará, when two men showed up at the building to buy advertising space, according to the show’s technical operator, Ricardo Farias.
The ad inquiry, police say, was a ruse. Once the men were allowed into the building, one of them forced his way into the Carvalho’s booth and ambushed him.
“The guy opened the door and shot three times. It was very quick. I saw the bloody body and asked for help right away,” Farias told reporters . “Gleydson had received threats saying they would kill him and he said on the air that he was threatened and he was not afraid… I always told him not to do it.”
Carvalho was a known critic of the local government and usually talked politics on his show at Radio Liberdade FM.