Byline: Abi Wright; 2003-03-01; IRE Journal; pages 31
Report: Undercover Journalism Debated
". . .Tim Lopes, 50, was a TV news reporter investigating a story about traffickers abusing drugs and minors in Brazil's favela, or slums. . .He was filming undercover when he was discovered to be a reporter. According to two suspects, Lopes was kidnapped, beaten, shot in the feet to keep him from escaping, and sentenced to death at a mock trial. . ."
Description:Abi Wright discusses the risks journalists face while trying to get a story.
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